Fay Slimm.




Silver streams of muted music

flow from his bow

as a fiddler with gifted knowing

plays solo to no-one but me.


Notes of piercing tender appeal 

enter my core 

as that virtuoso in torn coat

artfully strokes lament to sweet.


Homeless and ragged he

         chords known classics             

with professional boldness then 

expertly begins re-scoring keys.


How come this violin genius

hand-strums tricky   

concertos in doorways and shuns  

stage applause from filled seats ? 


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 12th, 2023 09:12
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • hotidris

    Great poem about the fiddler.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thank you for your visit and for your read of Gifted.

      • hotidris

        You're welcome, my friend.

      • orchidee

        Good write Fay.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Thank you Orchi

        • Lorna

          Was he real? I love buskers but don't get to see them much in the country..... I hope he really played for you Fay.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ah - just my imagination running away with me Lorna - we really have musically gifted buskers here
            however and the image I chose inspired me to write of their talents.

            • Lorna

              Love wherever you take us! I miss your older poems that roamed around England telling us stories......

            • Neville

              I have known many such gifted individuals .. some have clearly fallen on very hard times, whilst others have chosen to avoid the limelight .. However, your observation is a treat to the senses regardless .......... Neville x

              • Fay Slimm.

                Most grateful you feel as do I re some of these homeless but talented musicians who for reasons unknown play only on streets behind a cap or a bowl - you 'll agree tis such a sad way to gather a few extra pennies - - thanks for your ever welcome comments dear Nev..............x

              • Goldfinch60

                There are so many wonderful musicians who play in the streets Fay.


                • Fay Slimm.

                  Yes I have always taken an interest in regular street musicians in towns around here Andy and wondered at their talent.

                • Bella Shepard

                  Dear Fay I just found this gem. I've come across these muiscians in so many different places playing guitar, violin, pecussion and it is a treat for all who stand and listen. Musical talent is appreciated no matter where it happens, concert hall or in the parking lot after a ball game. I think they play because they love, fornutate for us. Beautifully done dear friend.

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