Fay Slimm.





Like a painting the still lake
with its quiet surface reigns
over disillusion, it redefines
reality by an unruffled smile 
at my troubles with a depth
of compassion and reflects
back clues to restore mood
as quiesence a lake renews.

A tranquil pool stirs no scum
from storm's wilder currents
so maintains an orderly calm
by placidly sinking any harm
that would delight to negate
mind's trust in gentle nature.

Yes, water's becalming effect
aids my disturbance to settle.

So praise for lakes' activation
from distress to un-agitation.

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 13th, 2023 09:07
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • orchidee

    I need not redefine my comment in saying 'a fine poem Fay'!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Your comment is very much appreciated dear Orchi.

    • Jerry Reynolds

      A fine poem Fay. Speaks to my mood.

      • Fay Slimm.

        My heart is delighted that your mood is hopefully lifted by the read of Redefining and thank you for saying so Jerry.

      • MendedFences27

        There is something about a tranquil body of water that can change one's mood, simply by its stillness and calm. It's like a giant "Do Not Disturb" sign. It brings peace and quiet.
        A lovely poem for my first of the day. I'm much calmer now. Thank you. - Phil A.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Great news that you feel my few words helped you feel a bit calmer dear Phil - - that stillness of water in pool, lake or windless sea beats everything for me - -- - so pleased you enjoyed the read of my few lines on Redifining.

        • hotidris

          Beautiful poem about the lakes' activation from distress to un-agitation.

        • Goldfinch60

          Beautiful words Fay.


        • Neville

          I swear I signed in and left a watermark here yesterday .. there are some funny goings on around these parts .. However, my dip this mane was just as refreshing as it was formally ... Neville x

        • Parisab

          Both the background and foreground are “unruffled” and calming-the tone of your fine poem would be a beautiful backdrop music-I can sense that you put a lot of effort in this seamless lovely poem.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Many thanks Paris for both your visit and comment on Redefining -- perhaps it would go well as a backdrop and yes I had to sink down into the feel of tranquillity that this part of nature provides in quiet water.

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