So Met.

Fay Slimm.


So Met.


Why do young moor-trees out-face each attack ?

Bark, though wind-blasted and knarled stays alive
with ironized knuckles and scars pummeled black.

Would it be wise to note how they survive ?


How can fragile shoots beneath soil grow claws ?

Battle of will-power perceives gale's fierce fight
aims to split limbs but storm meets greater force.

Rooted in "Self" how do saplings revive ?


Like the stance of a wind-bent moorland tree

So met might life's challenge to humanity be.



  • Accidental Poet

    Beautiful write Fay. The will to live in spite of the odds is remarkable. And you've spoken words of that undying will to survive. Thank you for sharing Fay. ; )

    • Fay Slimm.

      Honoured that you sent this poem to your favs. my friend - - thank you too for the encouraging comment.

      • Accidental Poet

        Just giving credit where credit's due. ; )

      • dusk arising

        Oh how true i love it! North coast of your lovely county is covered in trees as in your picture. (Would have been nice to see one of those dramatic Cornish skies behind it).

        "with ironized knuckles and scars pummeled black" amazing!

        definately going into my favourites.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Trees are nothing short of engineering marvels, the way that an invisible system of roots can offset the tremendous pressure encountered by wind, and the lean of the tree itself! I marvel at the huge oaks here on the Alabama coast that stay firmly rooted in spite of leaning at up to forty-five degree angles, not to mention surviving occasional hurricanes.
        They are an inspiration of survival to humanity, indeed. A well-poemed tribute, Fay.

      • Goldfinch60

        Wonderful writ Fay. When we used to walk in the Yorkshire Dales we would frequently see lone trees like this

      • orchidee

        A fine write Fay. I got not many moors around 'ere! Lots of houses, shops, roads, etc. That any use?!

      • Michael Edwards

        Beautiful indeed - a super write.

      • Tony36

        Great write, and great video

      • FredPeyer

        Fay, not only do you write beautifully, the meaning in this poem goes much deeper than the roots of that tree!

      • Sepala Weliwitigoda

        Great write. All plants have the will to survive. Without thought there is no will to survive. Thank you.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks FAY "I know that I will never see ~ anything as awesome as a TREE ! Thanks for sharing ~ Yours as ever BRIAN

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