Fay Slimm.






A little silence mothers the truth for folk
who dare seek and embrace
the almost heard,
for if not smothered stillness comes close  
to beauty of wisdom waiting
underneath sound
to beget more learning than before known.


Only to those who seek calm in un-vocal
can notes of non-sonance
compose relief  
and produce mind's needful inner coping
as quietness births alchemy's
for healing the core of both heart and soul.






  • orchidee

    A fine write Fay.
    'Tis what they all say to me - Keep ya singing un-vocal Orchi; it's the best way! lol.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Many thanks Orchi for your visit and read.

    • Robert Haigh

      Silence is (sometimes) what we need. In a world full of constant clamour and frenetic motion, we can lose sight of ourselves in the chaos. I am happy with my own silent company, much of the time. Time to reflect and time to appreciate the sights and sounds of nature. Nicely penned.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Thanking you Robert for your informative input to my piece on Un-Vocal.

      • dusk arising

        Cor! This made me think about silence, my silence poetically. "Nowt to say, say nowt".

        I guess i'm reading into your words somethings i bumped into along the way when the reaction I wanted or expected just wasn't there.... but silence.... a resounding silence was.
        Silence said and did so much more than words could have.

        This, another of your wonderful pieces which encourage your reader into deep thought and understanding.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Yes dear friend a dose of silence has diverse meanings as your welcome comment shows - -glad that the read of Un-Vocal gave you some food for thought and thank you so much for your review..

        • The Uneducated O.A.P

          Silence, not always what it's cracked up to be, see my words today. Part 2 tomorrow.
          Best wishes Bill

          • Fay Slimm.

            So true Bill that silence can give us a shock of pain sometimes - am on my way to read your piece on the subject and thanking you kindly for your visit and comment.

          • Amon

            Silence? I always talk most wisely with a shut mouth.

            • Fay Slimm.

              Ha - I know what you mean my friend. Sometimes silence speaks loudly.

            • Michael Edwards

              A closed mouth gathers no flies - not sure where that came from - anyway another great write Fay

              • Fay Slimm.

                Ha - love the small mantra my friend - -maybe a remembered saying but how true eh ?

              • Goldfinch60

                Silence can be so powerful in our lives Fay.


                • Fay Slimm.

                  Yes dear friend - you chose a good word to describe silence for it can have more power than words.

                • Maxine Smith

                  Powerful and hard hitting this write Faye.

                  The silence is where I find all my answers.


                • Suresh

                  Silence has never been expressed so vocally!!!!!!!!!!
                  I hold you in great esteem.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Ha - - so pleased you enjoyed my linguistics on silence Suresh and how kind your compliment - I now have a blush spreading from ear to ear.......... thank you sincerely.

                  • Neville

                    Sshhh................ .................and just between you and me ..............x


                    • Fay Slimm.

                      Ooooh - whisper away silently then - - am all ears mon ami......................x Fay

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