More Than.

Fay Slimm.



More Than.


Oh Light, you travel so fast,
invisibly cladding
this planet in change which
nothing can hinder,
altering colourless night-hue
you, in an eye's flick
gilt sea's face, reveal distance,
you, more than that
touch land in filigree-silver,
melting black fingers
of mist netting dune's grass
and more than that,
your whispers to unfolding
flora in still-dark
corners make numberless
petals succumb
to your calls, sensuous fur
feels your warming
as feathery sleep blinks in
readiness to dawn's
breezy ruffles for morning
stirs wings, fins
stretch in watery beds and
more than that,
humanity worldwide yawns
at your warning
of lullaby's finish and shakes
off drowse to see
how labour for hours ahead,
can be a life-giving
force with daylight's ready
aid, more than that
each sunset aims to put end
to your daily
performance but not before
that glittering exit,
the show of best-rays taking
central stage after
which Oh Light, you sink
slowly back into
your secret abyss and wait,
for more than
unthinkable would be life's
disastrous lack
if your worthy entrance it's
cue ever missed,
and for this, every earthling
human or otherwise
relaxes while offering sighs
of meant thanks.
to Light and to its Creator.


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 16th, 2018 04:07
  • Comment from author about the poem: A requested re-post - - hope you enjoy.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 35
  • Users favorite of this poem: Lorna, LaurašŸŒ», Heather T.


  • Michael Edwards

    And what a great repost this is. Some wonderful lines - one of favourites being: fins stretch in watery beds.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Hi Michael - - so grateful this little verse to Light gave you pleasure.

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      wow, fay .. this is really lovely .. so many wonderful lines.. thanks for sharing x

      • Fay Slimm.

        Thank you dear Charlotte for the visit and read and so pleased this little tribute to LIght gave you something special in the read.

      • Lorna

        And now I sit waiting for the light which is showing up earlier and earlier! Lovely way to wake up Fay!

        • Fay Slimm.

          Ah - - am happy that this verse is helping you wait for day with a bit lighter heart dear Lorna. Thank you so much for the comment.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          "GOD said ~ Let there be light
          and there was light !
          When we opened our EYES
          and saw what GOD had created
          We saw the VISIBLE SPECTRUM
          R O Y G B I V ~ and could not
          believe our eyes !
          BUT we understood why GOD SAID ........
          Thanks for caring & sharing ~
          Yours enlightened ~ BRIAN !

          • Fay Slimm.

            I thought this one would appeal to you in a special way Brian - - the gift of Light is vital to s here on this planet. Thank you for your lovely comment.

          • LaurašŸŒ»

            So happy you reposted
            this gem my dear Fay!
            Beautifully written in its
            I especially liked...

            ...melting black fingers...
            ...but not before that
            glittering exit...

            Enjoyed the read very much!


            • Fay Slimm.

              Many thanks to you Laura for the visit and for your kind comment - - Light is such a worthy subject on which we poets can wax lyrical with imagery.

            • Goldfinch60

              Beautiful write and imagery Fay.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Thanks my friend and pleased you enjoyed the look into my tribute to Light.

              • Heather T

                So wonderful to have a writer of your caliber to read daily on this site! Your pen never fails to delight.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  So kind of you to visit my page on a regular basis dear Heather - and thank you muchly for this encouraging comment on my tribute to Light.

                • FredPeyer

                  That light is what it is all about. Without it our lives would not be livable. Beautifully written, Fay!

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