Fay Slimm.

Three Faces.


Three Faces.


If the place in which I write is accepted as real

it seems the verse and myself are two

sides of three faces.

In depth of silence I catch first breath of Muse

who since noting capitulation starts

her bid to relate.

Each phrase is food humbly partaken and felt

by the psyche that becomes translated

as mood-parsing state.

Lipless the language that fills a blank canvas, 

mystic semantics her breath bequeaths

before they escape.

My poem runs freely when anticipation stays

strictly in place but where goes the me

when Muse has her way ?


  • Louis Gibbs

    A brilliant description of the writing process, Fay! Not only as it pertains to poetry, but to creating great literary works. One must surrender the busy mind to the muse, as your poem describes so well. This one becomes a favorite for sure. Thank you.

    • Fay Slimm.

      I am so pleased you found value in the poem Louis and honoured for it to be among your favs.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good write. That muse can be mischaeivious at times.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes I have found that the Muse has to have a bit a mischief at times G. Thank you for mentioning it and glad you enjoyed the write.

      • RAJ NANDY


        • Fay Slimm.

          Thank you dear Raj for your kind observation following the reading and yes the Muse is truly a great inspiration. Best wishes to you and hope you keep well my friend.

        • Candlewitch

          dear Fay,

          this is a beautiful write, and so apt for this site! I have two muses...one dark and the other light. am I cursed or blessed? LOL!

          *hugs, Cat
          ever, eddy

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes any good poetry site will agree that the Muse can be dark or light at times Cat - my thanks for the comment dear friend.

          • Tony36

            Great write, love it

            • Fay Slimm.

              Thank you Tony - glad you enjoyed the read.

              • Tony36


              • malubotelho

                You so beautifuly described the writing process. I always wonder what is that takes our place when we write. Some days it is so active that the words just pops up like popcorn on the oven. Others it is quite and does not say much. My muse has its moods too. Thanks for sharing Fay.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Ah I do so agree dear Malu that the Muse has moods too - writers well know how to seduce more aid by praising their Muse then taking the rough with the smooth. Your words of comment are valued and thank you for reading .

                • FredPeyer

                  Fay, thank you, thank you, thank you!
                  From now on whenever I have writer's block, all I have to do is look for the three faces! And hopefully they will :-) on me!

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Ha - - your thanks are much appreciated dear Fred and I hope the three faces work well together for you - writer's block is such a challenge.

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