Fay Slimm.

This Heart



This Heart.


When I, led sleepless through uneasy dark
sigh lonely for thee.
When moon rides high its wide curved arc
and cold falls crisp on flower and tree.

When sun bids farewell to skyline's blue
and a mist covers first starlight with dew
how I sigh for thee.


When I, dreaming walk lone ocean waves
again sigh for thee.
When wind rides high spume's briny lace
and a moon turns pale its filters on me.

When Neptune roams his wild-water hall
and foaming white horses rise only to fall
how I sigh for thee.


When I, wakened bone-tired before dawn
sigh weary for thee.
When sun rises high as day becomes worn
and noon lies basking over calmed leat.

When distance between us taxes this heart
and needed commitment keeps us apart
how I sigh for thee.


  • Teddy.15

    Utter poetic beauty, today I clap loudly at your talent dear Fay. 💖

    • Fay Slimm.

      Sincere thanks Teddy - - can hear your kind applause from here.

    • Noah

      love the imagery and the way you word it. good write indeed

      • Fay Slimm.

        Delighted you dropped by for a read and comment and thanking you most sincerely Noah

      • Neil Higgins

        Oh those Shakespearean lines deserve that spotlight beam.
        Shine on forever and let thy words ever be seen.
        Masterful write Fay.

        • Fay Slimm.

          You are too too kind to my humble efforts at poetry but I thank you very muchly dear Neil

        • dusk arising

          Stunning! Beautiful! Fay you have created a magnificent work of art here. Every line beautifully crafted and full of emotion. Worthy in today's english yet referencing back to classic poetry giving a timeless presence.
          I can't praise this piece enough, full of admiration of your poetic enchantment here.
          Tops the bill in my favourites.

          P.S. did i mention I like it?

          • Fay Slimm.

            Overwhelmingly delighted that you feel this verse worthy of poetic top billing dear Dusk - - so glad it meant so much to your assessment of what is enchanting -- - my blushing thanks for your generous comment.

          • yellowrose

            Very beautiful , Fay 🙂 you truly have a lovely way with words ... a lovely read 🌸

            • Fay Slimm.

              And it is a pleasure to know you enjoyed the read dear Rose.

            • Marie

              Dear Fay, your choice of graphic complements your poem to a 'T'. The visual detail in your poem is breathtakingly beautiful! I can almost hear the depth of the sign in the final line of the poem! A very skillfully penned, poignant poem, which touches the reader's heart. A polished poetic gem, dear Fay. Gratitude for sharing...

              • Fay Slimm.

                Most grateful thanks Marie for this kind review and of course for your visit - - -I am pleased too that you like the graphic which I thought brought out a bit more depth to the words.

                • Marie

                  Most welcome, dear Fay. Yes, I agree about the graphic, it truly complements the words superbly. Wishing you a very nice, blessed, happy Thursday to enjoy, dear Fay...

                • Jerry Reynolds

                  Beautiful, Fay.
                  You keep setting the bar higher as you go. Thank you.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Most appreciated for not only your visit and read but the kind compliment - - poetic bars are made to leap over however high we may think them to be.

                  • orchidee

                    Good write Fay.

                  • Robert Haigh

                    Beautifully expressed, for all its sadness, Fay. I'm sure many of us can identify with this, even if it reflects a chapter of our life that is now gone. A fine write indeed!

                    • Fay Slimm.

                      Yes the heart-ache of sighing for missed love is what I had hoped would be seen in the read - thank you a load for your mention of ease to relate with its tone.

                    • Neville

                      ... this is indeed poetry my lady ... N x

                      • Fay Slimm.

                        Glad you liked the emotive feel of the piece Nev. Thanking you dearly - - and truly...............x

                      • Accidental Poet

                        What can I say that hasn't already been said here Fay. A deserving romantic read. 🌹

                        • Fay Slimm.

                          So pleased you enjoyed the read and that is always enough for me dear A.P.

                        • Doggerel Dave

                          Yes Fay - I've felt all of that, but there's no way I would attempt to express it - I leave that to people (this person -you) who can do the job properly.

                          • Fay Slimm.

                            Your being able to relate to the feel of the piece is such a delight and thanks for sharing that Dave. Your warm heart comes through in all your comments my friend.

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Wonderful words Fay, that emotion pours from your words.


                            • Fay Slimm.

                              I had hoped the piece would be received as sincere and from your kind comment it looks as if the emotion showed through - many thanks for your constant support dear Andy.

                            • Laura🌻

                              My Dear Fay,

                              As I read your incredible poem, I sense and feel the sadness your words are conveying. You are a master at your craft. Thank you for sharing.


                              P.S.- Fay, I like your new pic. Lovely😊

                              • Fay Slimm.

                                Dear Laura - -Appreciation galore for your calling in for a read of This Heart - am delighted you sensed the emotive side of the versing I tried for when all around seems to accent the miss of a loved one - - Oh and and hugs aplenty for the kind P.S. - - am so green with computer techniques etc and that new pic.took way past midnight to minimize but pleasing to get all the features into the tiny space in the end. - - xx Fay

                              • Floreann

                                A heartfelt beautiful poem..

                                • Fay Slimm.

                                  So grateful Floreann for your visit and comment on This Heart - - - I was hoping it expressed depth of both love and need.

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