Fay Slimm.





Tomorrow's plants curl in frozen patches

as snow-mottled clouds

hang unsmilingly low over cold ground.


Surges of change entered air's passage

as Spring, winter-dazed

sluggishly pushes green things awake.


Stifled and naked ice-stiffened  vines

still as stick-statues

dream of red dresses full of grape juice.


Nothing appears to rile nature's mind

no uncertain moves

rule the intent that new will be rooted.


Cold it may be but Spring knows its duty.


  • orchidee

    Yes, daffodils here as though waiting to spring forth, and snowdrops out now.

    • Fay Slimm.

      The first flowers are always most welcome I agree Orchi -- thank you for your visit and comment.

    • Doggerel Dave

      You've almost (but not quite) made me feel nostalgia for that kind of winter to spring, Fay.
      Daffs are a particular reference point as I grew one (along with many, many other kids) to take to school as part of the yearly competition.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes those yellow trumpets are so welcome Dave and am delighted the read brought back pleasant memories for you -- many thank yous for sharing your school-day nostalgia.

      • dusk arising

        A buy line to die for.

        A warm heart looks beneath the frosty covering and sees the beauty of spring biding its time to refresh with the colours we love.

        • Fay Slimm.

          You always see something of value in my little verses dear Dusk and I really appreciate your kind support........... and yes I too look forward to the colours and beauty of Spring.

          • dusk arising

            It tickles me to read your replies to my comments because you always maintain such a modest self appreciation whereas you are among the very finest if not the finest poet contributing to MPS. You poetic gift and honed skills are superb beyond compare. I do look forward to reading your posts on the days when i look into MPS for your style is most enjoyable and I have learned much from reading you.
            So shurrup with the modest stuff gal, yer great!

          • Goldfinch60

            Yes Spring certainly knows its way into our world and it is showing itself through the frost.


            • Fay Slimm.

              We will not turn it away I am sure when Spring knocks at our door dear Andy - thanking you kindly for your visit and read of my small tribute to a most welcome season.

            • Michael Edwards

              A beautiful writ - I can't say more - but I'm compeled to reread it it's so good - there I said more

              • Fay Slimm.

                Am honoured at the reread of my little tribute to the struggles of Spring bulbs to show early bloom Michael - - glad you enjoyed the write.

              • mohangupta.suresh@gmail.com

                I am reposting my comment to Michael’s poem, for it applies to yours equally.

                To us, human, on top of the food chain, nature is truly awesome. Every drip of ice melting, every chirp of a chick awakes a certain emotion within us. If we can only learn to hold on to it , for nature already has a lot to deal with, every day.
                Maybe, people reading your words will awaken to it.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Really agree Suresh that nature is truly awesome in bringing its seasonal changes - thanking you very much for your visit and read of Winter-Dazed.

                • The Uneducated O.A.P

                  I'm dazed, by your beautiful use of words. Lovely.

                • Munro

                  Like your poem ,,liked lines ,,nothing appears to rile natures mind ,surges of change entered airs passage

                • yellowrose

                  Lovely poem , Fay 🙂 I love your words ,,

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