Fay Slimm.



Because each granite-necked minute strangles
desire's set sail shall grief's tongue so anchored
see love's dazzling coast no more ?

Shall a tear-drenched spark within ready breast
not light on horizons new and warm ?


Because a mature pearl's glint becomes staved
on death's barrier reef shall this sea-siren wait
to become blind to advances ?

Shall the caged heart's talons gnawing at need
not see night's silk rise unshackled ?


Because cinders grow cold when un-bellowed
shall a stacked basket not harbour fresh coals
with flint to spark smouldering ashes ?

Shall stalled life not take a late fur-lined climb
             to tomorrow's state of shared romance ?                


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 19th, 2017 02:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: The picture aroused the written verse.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 32
  • User favorite of this poem: dusk arising.


  • orchidee

    A fine write Fay.


    Very nostalgic and full of yearning innuendo ~ it made me cry for your lost love. You know how much I love you FAY ~ but alas from a distance ~ I trust it helps ! Your Friend as ever BRIAN Please sample my RICE PEAS 'N CHICK ~ Before STEVE consumes the lot ~ thanks BRIAN

  • Michael Edwards

    Here's to tomorrow - fine write Fay

  • Christina8

    Wonderful poem full of yearning. Very beautiful, Fay!

  • FredPeyer

    Yes Fay, it shall!! Beautiful lead up to these last two lines!

  • dusk arising

    Yes indeed for all is ready for the roaring fire of passionate love..... bring forth the spark .... and glory in the warmth.
    Lovely writing Fay. Really felt this one deep inside. Into my favourites.

  • malubotelho

    I think the later love found in life is deeper than the love that life choose for us. Later love is rather chosen by us. We can decide to be alone but we choose to love and romance again.

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