Fay Slimm.



When I, sleep-less through uneasy dark 
sigh lonely for thee,
when moon rides high in its sickled arc
and cold falls crisp on flower and tree,
when sun bids farewell to skyline's blue
and mist covers first starlight with dew
how I long but for thee.

When I, dreaming walk lone tidal waves
again sigh for thee,
when wind rides high the sea's briny lace
and a storm turns pale its filters on me,
when Neptune saddles wild-white horses
and foaming indifference rises and falls          
how I ask but for thee.

When I, awaking un-fresh before dawn
sigh weary for thee,
when Valentine's message clearly calls         
and desire sends kisses over bland sea,
when distance between us taxes hearts
with commitments keeping lovers apart
how I yearn but for thee. 

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 14th, 2018 04:40
  • Comment from author about the poem: Written Springtimes ago to a now lost long-distance Valentine.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 114
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet, Heather T, Laura🌻.


  • Lorna

    Beautiful Fay!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Grateful as always for your supportive comment dear Lorna.

    • Accidental Poet

      Your mastery of words is top notch Fay. A very heartfelt write for this day of love.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Ah - so kind of you to write such a compliment A.P. - - pleased you enjoyed the read.

        • Accidental Poet

          Just giving credit where credit is so deservingly due.

        • Michael Edwards

          Super work Fay

          • Fay Slimm.

            Many thanks Michael.

          • Christina8

            Excellent write Fay! Just beautiful!

            • Fay Slimm.

              Thought you may find something special in this write Christina - - warm hearts love a Valentine message.

            • Heather T

              Fay, gosh...spellbound in the pining.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Ah - - so good to see you on site again Heather and grateful thanks not only for this special comment but for wanting the piece in your own favourites. Look forward to reading more of your work again dear faraway friend.

              • Goldfinch60

                Super write Fay.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Loads of thanks dear Goldie.

                • orchidee

                  Lovely write Fay.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Glad you enjoyed the read my friend.

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    "Lost ~ long distance ~ VALENTINE !" Better to have loved ................... ! Whenever I sent a Valentine to the then current GIRL of My Dreams ~ I always included a Personal Poem ~ which they loved and cherished. I am pleased we share an Elizabethan (1st !) trait ~ an EMAIL is not a VALENTINE. A Lady once sent an intimate Love email to me ~ but she pressed the wrong button (easily done !) and mailed it to the 357 people in her MESSAGE OUT BOX some of whom were our CHURCH ELDERS ! Thanks for reprising ~ Yours for ever BRIAN.

                    • Fay Slimm.

                      Yes oh yes Brian that it is "better to have loved etc" - - your valentines must be so special for the lady to receive a personal poem too - - - I agree too that an email is not a real valentine message........... and what a smile your comment gave me re. pressing wrong buttons - - wheeee - 375 all reading of love - -- thanks for this fresh and amusing comment.

                    • malubotelho

                      Always a new beautiful writing Fay. Loved to read it.

                      • Fay Slimm.

                        Always appreciated your caring comments dear malu - thank you so much and pleased you enjoyed the read.

                      • FredPeyer

                        Beautifully written, Fay! Happy Valentine's Day!

                        • Fay Slimm.

                          Thank you dear Fred for those kind Valentine wishes and of course for the welcome comment.

                        • Jo Middleton

                          Such a capturing and beautiful read.. really enjoyed this

                          • Fay Slimm.

                            Thank you a load Jo for your perceptive comment and for the visit to read my work.

                          • Laura🌻

                            The sentiments you’ve
                            expressed in this exquisite
                            poem are beyond beautiful,
                            my dear Fay!


                            • Fay Slimm.

                              I admit the poem 'was a heartache to write as it meant something special - - thank you so much Laura for reading between lines to catch its meaning.

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