Fay Slimm.




Like a silk-veined yellow scarf

mist hangs today in the harbour.


As leaves turn yellows to brown

Autumn chill sends temperature down.


As boats load hay's yellow bales

harvest is welcome as summer fades.


As sky-yellow catches my eye

the wisdom of elder-forecast applies.


Like a yellow mackintosh

fog will cover these clifftops tomorrow.

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 16th, 2021 04:08
  • Comment from author about the poem: So many old fisherfolk tales of what weather is doing and what sky-signs to look for have more than a nugget of truth - -hope you enjoy my take on the subject.
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  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.


  • Doggerel Dave

    Yellow – one of my favourite c……s. Seriously – a high performance touring bicycle I ordered and rode around parts of England many years ago was bright daffodil yellow. I wandered lonely as a…no, may have been done before..
    Avoided using the ‘c’ word didn’t you..too controversial?

    Fresh and easy on my eye here, your piece.

  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.

  • Lorna

    Summer is so short isn't if Fay. We still have more than a month of it and yet Autumn already seems "in the air". Loved this.

  • L. B. Mek

    took me back to past holidays
    in the west country
    so many wonderful walking paths
    unassuming hidden beaches
    and breath-taking hilltop views,
    this is the best few weeks to view
    the true wondrous nature of our beloved blighty
    so many contrasting colours..
    love your first line, a truly romantic depiction
    'Like a silk-veined yellow scarf
    mist hangs today in the harbour.'
    such a wonderful read, dear Fay

  • dusk arising

    That yellow hue proves the sun is shining somewhere. I remember one morning arriving at the top of broadway hill and as i drove down there was a noticeable band of brown mist suspended above the vale of Evesham. That was in the 80's before we attempted to stop the pollution, not quickly enough I hear one and all say.
    Confronted with daily news about pollution and global warming how refreshing to read your poetry today and envisage such a lovely view. I ache to sit quietly and take in such atmosphere..... methinks i have a wait ahead though.

  • Andrew Charles Forrest

    We are blessed with he most amazing season changes in this country Fay and your poem today captures the emotion it stirs wonderfully thank you much enjoyed

  • Dove

    Lovely! I never thought of a yellow sky, more as golden or lavender! Even periwinkle!
    Nice to read your words as always dear Fay

  • The elder poet

    A beautiful poem . making a picture out of your words. Thank you for sharing.

  • Neville

    ................. you just mellowed this old fellow out .. smiling though through it all ........................................... 🙂 x

  • Coyote

    Lovely seasonal poem Fay

  • Accidental Poet

    A wonderfully penned poem Fay. 👍

  • Goldfinch60

    Super words once more Fay, thank you for sharing them.


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