Fay Slimm

Hearts Wept.

Hearts Wept.

Tribute to a much missed poet-friend.


Like a shuttle in lace-makers' fingers
the thread has flown, the bubble burst.
Time ended when sand that had lingered
trickled too fast as the hourglass upturned.

Like a ripple moving its last on the lake
the song is sung, the swan is now gone.
Ink dried when he became past, forsaken
       the blurring verses for sight was near done.        

Like a battle begun by stalwart hands
the race has been run, the passion cold.
Hearts wept as courage made its last stand
and the finalé of Lost-in-France became told.



  • Damaged Soul

    A great tribute to be certain. The portrait so haunting and correct as well. You always put together a stirring pair Dear Lady.

    • Fay Slimm

      Thank you my friend - that was a most difficult piece for me to write a while back - thank you for your discerning comment.


      Thnks FAY for a wonderful tribute to a dear departed poet. I have lost friends who were artists ~ poets ~ musicians etc. Although their art ~ poetry ~ music lives on their unique creativity is stilled forever. It is that "death of creativity" that I too find hard to bear. Thanks for caring and sharing such an elegant requiem ode coupled with an equally poignant art form. Yours B

    • Michael Edwards

      Yes a great tribute in your wonderful linguistic style .

    • Goldfinch60

      Superb tribute, he will always be with you in his words and Spirit.

    • WriteBeLight

      So sorry Fay, for your sadness. Very touching words.

    • Christina S

      Beautiful and touching tribute! Thanks for sharing.

    • MendedFences27

      Losing a friend is most difficult. A poet-friend leaves behind words that can be read and reread and thus renew the acquaintance. Nothing distills the loss as well as remembrance. A great write, Fay. - Phil A.

    • Tony36

      Well written and expressed

    • Garry

      Very moving.

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