Fay Slimm.




Contoured, white-based, shyly secreted
colour glides imperceptibly 
as light mutates.

It fluctuates sways and flickers, unseen
until viewed, ether-screened
or split by rays.

Dancing in filtered hues dye materializes,
clarifies shimmering change 
to monotone sight.

Powered with red, curried in carmine rose
pink rides alongside
beautifully ripening aquamarine, streaks
of gold tinge yellow's eye.

Lavender superimposes itself on tangerine,
coppery ginger  
sheens spicy glamour into blue-indigo and 
becomes plum, meeting in azure 
as amalgaming  spectrum.


Translucent stain cuts thru' pastel's pale
edge to vibrate 
in dawn's prism of resplendent mystery 
as movement tints auras 
in psychic invasion and sunrise trembles
with chromatic resonance.
to those who by perception see change.


Releasing time to observe alchemy's live
unfurling in sky-scape or bubbles
of rain creates surprises of shade-shape
to humanity's black-and-white life,
so should we stand and stare more, up
grade wonder, be awed at
coloured horizons and un-glue our eyes ?






  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 4th, 2017 04:45
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 44
  • User favorite of this poem: Augustus.


  • kevin browne

    beautifully constructed and I loved reading your work here. good work, Fay Slimm x

  • orchidee

    A fine descriptive write Fay.

  • Michael Edwards

    If only people could unglue their eyes - I get so cross when I hear folk say they don't like abstracts without even thinking about them - they belong to what I call the if-it-doesn't-look-like-a photo-I-don't-like-it-brigade.

  • Louis Gibbs

    Methinks the lady sees that which most cannot, the world beyond illusion. Beautiful, colorful poem, Fay!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Humble thanks Louis - pleased you saw between lines the transformed changes in colour.

    • Augustus

      Intricacies of enterwoven color as only could be done by Fay. This will be favored.
      If you get a chance check out Colormaster by Augustus in Feb. 2017.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Dear Friend, Thank you for the lovely comment andI have attempted at least three times to locate the suggested read called Colormaster which you posted in Feb. 2017 and so far have failed to find it in your printed list. Maybe you could let me know the date in Feb. and I will search further ..... mystery which I am sure will be sorted - colour intrigues me and I forward to reading another interpretation. Warm wishes to you Augustus.

        • Augustus

          Oops. Colormaster November 10, 2016---go to Agustus profile, see all poems published, # 6.

        • P.H.Rose

          I totally agree
          Very well constructed
          Well done Fay..
          Lovely read..

        • MaddieJ

          Very captivating and descirptive use of words. I love color too!!

        • Goldfinch60

          Beautiful colour filled write Fay.

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