Fay Slimm.

Advancing.

 

Advancing.

 

Invasion of summer sets nature advancing to colour the heather
above autumn's laden-hay fields
Full bodied ripe fruit to orchard's floor falls toppled by elements 
and juiced for waiting repletion.

Spark of September re-lights cool impasse as starlings gather in
chattering pre-flight myriads.
Unrested before embarkation numberless masses arrive to listen 
for guidance by feathered instinct.

Searching for fruit I, coatless shiver and hug closer the last few
red apples to my under-clad breast.
Walking quickly I think of coming wild winter with winds' cruel
force and hope all those birds pass the test. 

 

Comments7

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    SUMMER ~ AUTUMN ~ WINTER ~ The Seasons move so so quickly at this time of Year. Let us embrace Autumn (as you did your Apples !) while the weather i still clement enough to to WALK ! You cant experience Autumn from a car window ! Thanks for caring FAY and sharing another perfect PICTURE 'N POEM to enhance our Day ! Yours as ever BRIAN !

  • Accidental Poet

    A beautiful write Fay of the seasons advancement. My favorites of spring, summer I wish lasted longer. But I know the fall leads into winter and they have their purpose too. Thanks for sharing. ; )

  • Edward Charles McDevitt

    Thanks Fay! Fall is my favorite time of year. You really expressed it in this write, and I immensely enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing your words!

  • Louis Gibbs

    Beautiful form and content, this one. Love the attention to structure. Well done tribute to Autumn, Fay!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thank you so much for your support of my work dear Louis.

    • Michael Edwards

      It's a beaut Fay - the colours round here at the moment are just stunning.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes you get a much brighter autumn than we do in Cornwall though we see the migration at this time of year - - good you enjoyed the read and thanks so much for your comment Michael.

      • FredPeyer

        Fay, another beautiful poem! Migrating birds are a sight to see. In Hawaii we are on the winter destinations side. More than twenty species of ducks, geese, and shorebirds migrate to Hawaii each winter. Among them is the Kolea or Pacific Golden Plover which migrates from Alaska to Hawaii every year, more than 4800 kilometers. And they are fast too, covering that distance in three to four days non-stop, since there is only ocean in-between.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Oh Fred what a feat of endurance for each of those birds and thank you kindly for sharing your experience of seeing migration in beautiful Hawaii - - we earthlings have much to learn from nature and I love to write about some of its wonderful gifts to humanity. So pleased you enjoyed the read.

        • Goldfinch60

          Beautiful write as usual Fay, my favourite time of the year.



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