Fay Slimm.






We pair of home-comers built

from lonely baggage a neap-tide harbour

and painted an idyll of walled delight

from sad and where care covered raw scars.


Our easy laughter sparked need

to spend new-found treasure in bounteous

tending far moments of nearness 

as pleasure made arid into watered ground.       


Love's tenderness stoked fresh heat

in forgotten feelings, blazed paths to places

I had never been and seared heaven

into my solo existence by giving and taking.   


Oil of romance honed compatibility,

which gave virtual joinings a closeness of flesh.

Yield reached unbelievable bliss

and that better otherness I shall ever remember.







  • Neville

    how could any mortal soul fail to fall in love with these words.. nonpareil in any book ................................... Neville x

    • Fay Slimm.

      Such a pleasure warms my heart to know you reacted to the read with an unrivaled exuberance and that you mean it too................ merci beaucoup and more mon amil...........x

    • orchidee

      Good write Fay.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Many thanks Orchi.

      • dusk arising

        There is so much in your post today and reaches the core of this solo.
        So carefully you have phrased the early lines here giving richness to the re-opening of heart and depth of meaning. I guess it can take years to know the true worth of love after a long years of wilderness but here it glows in your wonderful poem.

        This is the most deserving of pride of place in my favourites Fay, it's beautiful.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Oh I am thrilled you found depth you can relate to in Otherness dear friend and double thank yous for it place in your favourites

        • MendedFences27

          I don't think these words are spontaneous, but rather they come from your heart. Love, the second time around, has never be so eloquently depicted. The "otherness" of which you speak, brings memories to bear, pleasant fondness of a time spent in romantic awareness. A beautiful poem. Well worth saving. - Phil A.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Your intuition is so near the mark Phil - - the piece is rather special - - thank you for your kind review of Otherness and so pleased you have chosen to save it too.

          • Coyote

            Thi is one for the ages. TimelessšŸ™‚

            • Fay Slimm.

              What a beautiful comment Coyote and sincere thanks for expressing your thoughts on Otherness my friend.

            • LaurašŸŒ»

              My Dear Fay,

              Your beautiful poem has evoked so many memoriesā€¦past and present. Your talent in penning your poetry using effective, expressive, and persuasive words is exceptional. I admire your work my dear poetess.


            • SureshG

              The image is powerful, but it took your words for me to feel the walk down those tracks

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