Fay Slimm.






Now dawn is slowly brindling the heavens
with gold russet striations of honey-tone 
change appearing as September mellows
swaying meadows of tall harvest bonus.
Now day bows to bewhiskering greenness
as autumn begins its downward chorus,
fields growing tawny with corn's ready ears
show time shoulders sything ever forward.
Now roots wriggle in before double-deep
chill urges races for freeze-proof cover
and as underneath fingers curl for sleep
garden work waits until winter is done.
Now we lay aside season's spent labour
after nurturing yield to welcome rest
and remember summer helps us savour 
      abundance if we now plan for the next.       



  • dusk arising

    Reading your words today i shudder as your description of summers end now a thing of yesterday and within sight the winter i want to curl up and hibernate. Last years medical intervention has left me weakened and the winter ahead fills me with dread.

    Your's the tale of a land girls toil as she relates to the seasons timetable laid before her every day.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Oh so sorry the read affected you so much dear friend - winter calls us to rest more and enjoy warmth of quieter times and I most truly wish that for you when it appears - - - but September calls out for harvesting while knowing its yield needs to be gathered and bounty savoured - -- hoping this right now is your experience D.A. -- thanking you truly for your visit and comment.

    • Michael Edwards

      Yes much of my plantings are showing signs of winter retirement . Still waitng for a large bulb order (daffs etc) and once they are in that will be it until spring. fine write Fay.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes as with every season time is of the essence Mike but glad to hear that you like me love the feeling of Spring when bulbs arrive - - great to have your review of Bonus my friend.

      • Goldfinch60

        Such wonderful words once more Fay, the end of Summer into the wonder of Autumn.


        • Fay Slimm.

          Yes autumn has always been a special time for my poetic mind Andy - thank you sincerely for dropping by and having a read of Bonus.

        • orchidee

          Good write Fay.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Thanking you Orchi for your visit and read.

          • Romantic Bloom

            Beautiful! My gardening is way late, my tomato plants are sprouting, but alas no bees to pollinate! Perhaps it’s all the fires!

            Anyhow, lovely words !

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