Fay Slimm.





Because each seagull-pecked minute

strangles an anchored soul

shall the sands of desire close every

harbour and Love sail no more ?


Because roped-in boats can express

no movement and pearl's glint

goes unnoticed will lucid respect 

lose truth by avoiding talk ?


Because wishes grow cold and ocean

rusts iron do love's sunken flints

once molten still smoulder when tide

ebbs to show a better shore ?    



  • dusk arising

    Hmmm... led to some deep thinking.

    Like an old ship of many adventures now preserved in a dry dock, to sail no more upon the sensual waves of adventure has become my outlook. Prserved by self, unfit for any more running aground or poor navigation into murky soundings.

    I like it when your poetry digs me in the ribs and spills a confession.... but what on earth are seagul-necked minutes....?

  • Fay Slimm.

    oh dear - apologies my friend - though pleased to know my poetry stirs you am cofessing to haste when posting today - hence the typo - ha - should have been " seagull-pecked minutes " so will quickly edit....... thank you sincerely for your welcome comment.

  • L. B. Mek

    how evergreen-majestic
    the sublime Poetry, you pen
    dear Fay..
    that first stanza, is just
    breathtakingly exquisite!
    what a privilege, to be treated to your poetic genius, so regularly..
    thank you!
    'Because, each
    seagull-pecked minute, strangles
    an anchored soul
    shall, the sands
    of desire: close
    every harbour and love
    sail no more?'

    • Fay Slimm.

      Delighted you like this read with a twist on a subject ever close to my heart. Many big thank yous for your generous comment dear L.B.

    • Teddy.15

      To be anchored in any place that harbours love. Kudos dear Fay just stunning. 💖

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes love when missing from harboured relationships must feel like a sinking ship all at sea - really appreciate your stopping by for a read dear Teddy.

      • orchidee

        Good write Fay.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Thank you dear Orchi.

        • Neville

          I first read this as I walked along the coast road .. tell a lie, I was sitting on a bench dedicated to an old & previous Harbour Master .. and although I was unable to respond at the time .. those initial feelings of something awesome stayed with me for quite some time after I headed back home .. and then when I visited again, I realised that these words have a timeless quality to them ... N .. x

          • Fay Slimm.

            Am smiling real wide at your natural and so chatty comment on Anchored dear Nev. - it felt like you had just popped in to explain where and when you read and digested this intriguing topic lined with much imagery - -hope I didnt go overboard and bore you with detail you had to dive deep to see - merci beaucoup mon ami for your ever welcome review.................x

          • spilleronsheet

            It’s an epic dear Fay
            Such fine words and what an advice they gave
            Well said dear poet
            Enamoured by the shop of time
            Wonder one can reach a better shore on time

            • Fay Slimm.

              How kind that you stopped by for a read of my page dear friend - Very glad you enjoyed Anchored and thanks for your comment - -much appreciated.

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful words Fay, I hope that better shore will be there for all of us.


              • Fay Slimm.

                Thanking you most sincerely dear Andy - your visits and comments are always most welcome.

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