Fay Slimm.





Praise for all variation,
that diversified play of colour and shape
which takes away sameness
and paints nature with sheer tessilation.


Hooray for the patchwork
of harlequin stripes in a mackereled sky
or those chequered blotches
embroidered on coats of every dalmatian.

Applause for the hues
shot through peacocks and each rainbow,
pied streaks in ponies,
marbling of stone, wide frets in the bands
on speckled trout, braided
tattoos over bellies of zebras and tigers
flecked with a motely
collection of artistically peppered mosaic.

Smiles for tri-colours
in butterflies, the piebald in frogs made
to reflect luminous wet
and those myriad petals on two-toned 
roses or the ad infinitum  
shades of white in Michaelmas daisies.


          Let's celebrate kaleidoscope difference               
seen in the abundance 
of all naturally crazed iridescent things.



  • Teddy.15

    Dear Fay, mackereled sky, wonderfully painted into a poetic theatre, this is one of my favourites of yours, even though it's really hard to choose and your words count not just for nature but also for people in my eyes. a stunning write my friend.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Your comment so generously expressed receives the biggest of thank yous dear Teddy - - - great that you found Difference enjoyable my friend.

    • Doggerel Dave

      My head now almost overwhelmed with visual imagery, Fay - Many thanks.
      For me more accessible than GMH.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes visual imagery takes some energy Dave and this poem was certainly stacked with Difference.

      • Saxon Crow

        Very enjoyable and creative poem Fay. Very much enjoyed

        • Fay Slimm.

          So good to know you found something in the read of Difference - - nature knows all the tricks eh Sax ?

        • Accidental Poet

          If for only your poetic skill, this world a better place Fay. 👍

          • Fay Slimm.

            Oh well the deepest of thanks for this generous comment A.P. - - wow - -- and now my cheeks have become much pinker.

          • Neil Higgins

            Usual response from me Fay.A great read and fine use of words.I really like your diverse style of writing.
            And you did mention the word 'classical' in the details section.

            • Fay Slimm.

              Yes I change styles like hair-bands dear Neil -- glad you like the mode of today's offering of tribute to Difference.

            • Goldfinch60

              Those differences fill our lives with joy and wonder Fay, beautifully sights painted with your words.


              • Fay Slimm.

                Thank you dear friend. I knew you would enjoy this little tribute to all things marbled by nature.

              • Joe Dawson

                Ah, patterns and shapes, magical in their ability to please the eye and cast light to the art of life. Very enjoyable read. Joe

              • Neville

                Most of what I found n felt and thought whilst reading 'Difference' has already been said by those who visited this page before me ...

                therefore, I can only echo the best of the best of em ............. coz ya worth it ........................................ x

                • Fay Slimm.

                  i just knew you would appreciate this little tribute to all things differently marbled and thank you exceedingly for the visit and most generous comment my dear amigo...........x

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