Fay Slimm.




Gazing through shade

to sunlit leaves

I see in evergreen's

golden-glint shades

 loss of first  leaves

in alchemy's ill-fated

spin to watery grave

while weaving again   

seasonal change with

falling face-change.

Pooled reminders float

away  in un-rest to

show in all hedgerows  

blotched cobwebs of

autumnal  happenings 

embedded today in              

tomorrow's  birthed

and rooted endings 

as spent summer

now crumbles away.      

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 26th, 2022 03:11
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • User favorite of this poem: Saxon Crow.


  • Neville

    Whilst I so hope we are still in the very depths of mid-summer .. Your inspiration for this little work of art, is worth all the disorientation for time, place and person it affords ....... that means its brill by the way .............. x

    • Fay Slimm.

      You are more than kind with your thoughtful comments dear Nev. and fank you wery muchly I certainly do..............x

    • dusk arising

      For me you brought to mind the magic of mother nature who has a use for all the flotsum and jetsum of the natural world. There is no waste, everything has a purpose found for it.

      All the more shameful the shadow of plastic waste etc we have imposed upon our home in careless and now mindless abuse. We shall learn how forgiving mother nature will be. What are we doing?

      • Fay Slimm.

        Agree wholehearedtly Dusk that we need to take greater care of how much our mother Nature will suffer before she takes revenge on our careless attitude to waste etc. Thanks a load for your comment on Happenings.

      • Doggerel Dave

        There you go again, Fay - a highly textured picture of nature's processes which provide such reassurance................
        Your usual rich imagery presented with multifarious structural forms continue to engage me.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Ooooh - a most humbling and honoured feeling to read your comment on Happenings dear Dave - - so glad you enjoy my little poetic efforts.

        • Saxon Crow

          A great poem Fay. Yes that autumnal feel is here again. Love it.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Thanks Sax - - it inspires me sometimes to see the beginning of season-change in such things as leaves falling while we are still in July.

          • L. B. Mek

            'Pooled reminders
            float away
            in un-rest'..
            (dear memory, i seek peace
            I'll surrender to your will
            if you but, allow me some grace
            where, all that is Spring
            in my eyes
            is not already, late Autumn
            in my, world weary
            I ask only, that I see reality
            free of taint
            grant me, even that shadow
            of mercy
            dear memory...)
            well, there you go dear Fay
            I read, your words and again
            get all watery eyed
            and splurge on the inspiration
            your art, so often provides me
            this was a little, too emotional
            dived-in too quick, truth
            is a tiring thing, to champion
            i'll stop here now, and humbly
            thank you!

            • Fay Slimm.

              Bless you dear L.B. for devoting your valued time and energy to such wonderful comments on my little offerings. Gratefully received as ever for these prayerful words of appeal for an everlasting feeling of Spring.

            • orchidee

              Good write Fay. Hope Summer don't crumble too soon!

              • Fay Slimm.

                Yes same here Orchi - - summer should last a bit longer than the falling leaves recently around my home that whisper warnings of autumn.

                • orchidee

                  Yes, I've seen some leaves falling too. Oops, not to wish the year away. I say - five months to Christmas. Then may think, why does it nearly 'always' seem to be Christmas?!

                • hotidris

                  Good poem about spent summer crumbling away.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Wonderful words Fay, it has been amazing to see so many fallen leaves during this summer.


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