Emerging December.

Fay Slimm.



Emerging December.


Stars like sparks splutter to bed

as dawn catches fire.

Sun's smut-red lips lower bend 

to kiss passing night.

Wintery glow wakens ending 

to autumnal skies.  

Emerging December intends 

to limit day's light.


But lit hearths and drawn blinds lessen

the wait for springtime. 


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 1st, 2022 04:23
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 40
  • User favorite of this poem: Moonsight.


  • Neville

    You have captured the very essence of my own birth month perfectly x

    • Fay Slimm.

      Fanking ' u dearly for an interesting comment - - Ah - - a Sagittarius is it then mon ami - -- well it spells a certain recklessness but oh what generosity - - and it is those in this sign that most like travel - -- howzat then Sir Nev. - - ( p.s. - -looked up on signs and I'm Aquarius )

    • Doggerel Dave

      The upcoming Festive Season never feels quite the same in the Antipodes - but thanks for the memories, Fay.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes I knew the poem woild only appeal to those who know December as the month of wintery change. but there are those too who have memories of cold and ice at earth's other side and shudder as heat melts their festive season. Glad you enjoyed the read though Dave.

      • crypticbard

        Here we have the hearth lit and blinds drawn to hurry spring along!!! Apropos.

        • Fay Slimm.

          What could be better than crackling log fires at this time of year eh - - -- thanks Rik for dropping in to my take on the start of December.

        • dusk arising

          so thats whats going on in my bones is it. i knew something were up!

          • Fay Slimm.

            Keep those wooly long-Jphn's on dearest Dusk or you might get the thin end of December's cold weather... - - - - lovely to get your take on the poem.

          • orchidee

            You may see more of December emerging, or any month for that matter, near the coast.
            The only 'coastal' stuff I will see is the duck pond near the Co-op! lol.

            • Fay Slimm.

              Thanks for your thoughts on weather change Orchi. - -- Hope the pond's water is not freezing over for December's incoming brings time fo ice and ducks like to swim and not slide.

            • MendedFences27

              December - We have 5 grandkids and 1 daughter-in-law with December birthdays + Christmas. So, a lot of time spent shopping and the days keep getting shorter (daylightwise}.
              But hey, it's a truly festive time and our tradition is what we call "Scrooge Night," a family gathering and gift exchange. Needless to say it's a very BIG month to us. Loved your poem. It is all truth that you speak _ Phil A.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Thanking you muchly for this lovely comment my friend. - - Now December is here I can see dear Phil you will certainly be busy with many festivities - what a great night must be your Scrooge Night - -have a fantastic time with the family and thank you so much for sharing yoru Big Month and them with us.here.

              • Neil Higgins

                "Suns smut red lips" 😁 You knew I would pick up on that didn't you Fay.A wonderful poem 👏

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Yup - I knew you would pick up on that phrase my friend. -- so glad you liked the read.

                • L. B. Mek

                  'Sun's smut-red lips'
                  that's gonna be ringin in me head all weekend, lol
                  thank you! dear Fay
                  great skill

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Ha -- - well I hope you get a bit of those smut-red blinks of the sun this weekend dear L.B. - - December will surely want to limit thhe time we have to see them however. Thanking you for stopping by and wishing you warm fires and cosy evenings inside ....

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