Much Read.

Fay Slimm.


Much Read.


Clearing my late-aunt's desk

and paper files opened,  

browned like old tea-leaves

one page fell down folded.

Age-mould faded and frail

 pale ink blotched creases

between lines tear-drop stained.

Kept in a drawer

hid but much read his love makes

her sigh no more.






  • My Boy Ryngkhlem

    That's a nice piece, Fay.
    Letters could be old enough but must still shed tears...

  • Neville

    Uncanny ................. love letters eh' & all wrapped perfectly in their very own poem .. x

  • L. B. Mek

    so potently beautiful! dear Fay
    (we all have those pages and photos
    don't we
    and how they, spill
    back in to our lives
    at the most, unexpected
    right when we think, we're over it
    there those images and words appear
    to take us back under and we're drowning
    in remembrance's waves
    once again..
    crazy, how alike
    our experiences of life
    can seem)

  • Bella Shepard

    The poignancy of this bittersweet poem does bring a tear to the eye, and also hope to the heart. For love never dies but is dearly held in a secret place that is only for us. Your words capture this beautifully. It is indeed a fav.

  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.

  • Goldfinch60



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