Michael Edwards







Interfusing shadows fall

from leprous trunks of ancient oak

and twisting boughs form canopies

beneath the rain washed skies.


Only motes are seen to stir

in narrow beams of light that strike

the forest floor in tonal light

where dryads seek their sanctuary.





Michael Edwards © July 2018



  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful write Michael, love the last line.
    "where dryads seek their sanctuary."

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Andy - I had my serious hat on when I wrote this piece.

      • Goldfinch60

        Th serious hat does you justice - as of course does the not so serious hat.

      • 2 more comments

      • orchidee

        A fine write Michael. I forgot what dryads are!
        You got any little acorns? From them mighty oaks grow, as is said!

        • Michael Edwards

          What? You use acorns as flower pots? Are they big enough?

        • Fay Slimm.

          First class writing and painting Michael - - a delightful posting and a pleasure to catch your work.

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks Fay and thanks for the save.

          • FineB

            A vivid, poignant write.

            Thanks Michael

            Beautiful and awesome.

            The watercolour is beautiful!

            Keep writing

            • Michael Edwards

              So pleased you like it and thanks for the kind comment.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks MIKE ~ Lovely forest scene love the visual too ~ more plese BRIAN. Please check Five Fabulos Females ~ Thanks B !

              • Michael Edwards

                Thanks both - the more serious works of mine take longer to write and being so busy with the studio work at the moment time is precious.

              • Claudelle DeLuna

                and the watercolor portrait Beautiful!
                I do not know why but some portraits
                evoke a feeling of wanting to jump in it.
                Also I remember when going on car trips as a child I would see lots of trees together and felt the same way like if they were a mattress to jump on top of.
                Just had to share my oddities?!!

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks Claudelle - share your oddities as often as you like - in fact why not have a go at writing some light verse - I know you can do it - go on I dare you.....!

                  • Claudelle DeLuna

                    Thank you for challenging me I did it! Mr. Edwards


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