Fay Slimm.





If through busyness there is no moment
to sit or stand
and look quietly at daffodils Spring will
have kissed its last.

Hot Summer's virility will have smothered
the countryside and still
not been marvelled at by a too keen time
keeper before Winter
de- leaves Autumn and its freeze begins.

Months, if not noted unobtrusively meld
each seasonal change
to deflect attention and years slip away
imperceptibly while joy
soon disappears off its missed agenda.

Clearly this calls for deliberate action by
abandoning chores,
closing guilt's doors then skipping into
airy morning's offered
shawl of freshly filtered delectable dew.

Stopping to hear silence sparks wonder
that has keys to mindfulness
where time unlocks delight by reviving
simplicity of child-like awe 
as it fills listening hearts with its song
for by staring at nature
to learn co-existence souls discern laws

of shared sameness adorning life.


  • orchidee

    Good write Fay. I'm gonna skip!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Glad to read that you want after reading Co-Existence to skip - -- thanks for dropping by Orchi

    • dusk arising

      Shame that we have to wait until our autumn years to love the beauty all around which we took for granted.
      How wonderful it would be with our autumn eyes to play once again as we surely used to in those now memories of meadows and valleys, wildflower and daisychains. Such thoughts.
      These days I purposely take a short drive into the greenery to inhale the countryside and settle into it's peaceful rythmn to recharge my verve for life batteries.
      Into my favourites should I ever need reminding to go out there and feel the natural world.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Ah - Thanks for including the piece in your list of favourites Dusk - -- there is nothing like getting out to see nature at work in all four seasons. Keep driving into that greenery dear friend.

      • Michael Edwards

        Been away for a few days and back posting today - glad I am as I've just read and enjoyed this beauty.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Good to have a break sometimes from posting Mike - good to see you back here though and masses of thanks for your super comment.

        • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

          Lovely read Fay 🙂 especially love the last verse .. your mention of mindfulness and child like awe . Beautiful words . Just to be in the moment with nature , Is so nice

        • Goldfinch60

          Walking with Nature is wonderful and a great excuse for abandoning chores Fay.


        • Accidental Poet

          A wonderful way of living life Fay. 😉

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