A Poem by Fay Slimm





As light sinks to hibernation the rays of sunset
become fatefully pallid like
faded velvet adorning a battle-vest,
spectacular and mystical changes then muster
unseen for roll-call by spreading
Queen Moon's opal veil over corners of dusk.


Her pale crescent glow sprays clouds of misty
non-hue, crushing out scarlet
in cool pearl beams of sheer insistence
over Sol's complexion, bleeds grey on remains
of afternoon warmth with regal
drift and dusts her lunar-flakes over the day.


Flamboyant streaks fighting in crimson flight
darken and Sun, now conquered
and weeping red tears is made to retire
as bleeding with wounded pride at losing face
he bows when Moon takes power,
for on tasting ascension she intends reigning

© 2020 Fay Slimm

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' Her pale crescent glow sprays clouds of misty - non-hue, crushing out scarlet - in cool pearl beams of sheer insistence .. '

Such beautiful words - read to self, read aloud. Your poem is full of rich language: how else to describe the sight of two wonderful planets. Cornwall has always birthed the most wonderful look, feel or sound - this is no exception!

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I loved the read.. will come back now and again to gently snatch a touch of Cornwall. Do you know .. read more
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I know Penlee House and Museum at Penzance adjoining the Penlee Park and very near where I had a lit.. read more

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Yessss... has art gallery and patio restaurant?! Always have brought home a copy of one of their pe.. read more
Spectacular image Fay and your lines have certainly paid it more than justice. It's not often the moon appears before the sun has said goodnight. I very much admire your word choice here and the colours you have blended into this piece. Nothing to choose between sun and moon normally, they both have their own special brand of magnificence.


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Your review does my poem proud dear Chris and many thanks for your visit and read -- the sun and the.. read more

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Fay Slimm
Fay Slimm

Camborne, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Hi from Fay Slimm, I have been writing poetry since childhood and have always enjoyed writing nature poems along with romantic odes to the glorious place where I live alongside the sea in Cornwall U.. more..

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