Fay Slimm.





Gazing through shade to sunlit green
I see sycamore's golden-glint shades
lose a few leaves in fate's wind-bated 
spin to begin disintegration, weaving
anew destiny's shape-changing azure.
Protective twigs hide young nestlings
until predator visit with frightful haste
when silence breaks in deathly unrest
as hawk struggles with live chick-food
and I have to watch indifferent nature.

                  Riddled with questions as each day                    
repeats happenings forecast to end 
breath that hatched fed and rooted 
a next tomorrow will crumble away
          produces, in me saddened scruples.         


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 11th, 2023 03:29
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Bobby O

    “And I have to watch indifferent nature”.
    Certainly to describe an unmerciful self surviving by eking out every tiny advantage settled upon a genus over billions of years and though new strengthening armor arrives rare it’s also predictable cuz of billions and billions chances to set upon fruitful happenstance It is incapable of mercy which is feral and unattractive and yet the dichotomy actually is the entry we call most beautiful. Now I just took a dozen lines and dozens of words to say what you said in one line. My exaggerations illuminate your skill. It’s a cool style and I like it.

    • Fay Slimm.

      A delightful read Bobby of your take on "indifferent nature" and so honoured that you felt my style pleased your taste - -- thanking you muchly for this generous review.

    • jarcher54

      The form of this little piece reinforces the density of its subject. Your constantly creative use of words and phrases and pieces of words and unique structures makes the reader linger to "figure it out" so she doesn't miss anything. Moving and curious.

      • Fay Slimm.

        The piece was written after seeing the stealing of chicks which led to the thoughts on indifferent nature when raw things happen -
        Great that you found the read moving and curious - - thank you Jarcher for stopping by and reviewing the verse.

      • orchidee

        This 'happens' to be a good write Fay!

      • hotidris

        Nice poem about how each day repeats happenings.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Thank you hotidris.

          • hotidris

            You're welcome, Fay.

          • Neville

            sadly, its a beautiful jungle out there deliciously depicted in here .. x

            • Fay Slimm.

              You are ace at supporting my efforts at penning the jungle of Nature and thanking you dearly for your read and review........x

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