Michael Edwards






Wakening from raptured dreams

unheld in reverenced memory

by glance of searching scrutiny

she stirs insensible to time.


Within her households firm embrace

a constant stream of tenancy

without she walked at peace alone

much vivified by influences


Clear waters wash a shingled bed

with gentle sounds which reach her ear

and odours from the harvest fields

invade the morning air.


Her smile as warm as summer sun

content in equanimity

beneath the arching foliage tones

in lightfast shades of green


No wealth of glowing epithets

could best describe

affected not by ignorance

her love of nature’s legacy.






  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 30th, 2018 01:29
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Goldfinch60

    So very true Michael, nature's legacy is there for us all, all we must do is appreciate it.

    Van Gogh is still alive then!
    Very good artwork Michael.

    • Michael Edwards

      It's a pity more people don't appreciate it - if they did preservation would not be such an issue.
      Yes it is a Goghish - pronounced Goff !!

    • orchidee

      Is this about Miss Berles taking a countryside walk or something?! heehee. A fine write and pic M.

      • Michael Edwards

        Yes she's there Am Berle (ing) along.

        • orchidee

          Thanks M. At first it looked like one of those daft names, where they don't give the first name, e.g. A. Mary Berle, or J. Bill Stickers.

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        • sylviasearcher

          An awesome poem Michael.

        • lasergraph

          Makes me want to take a leisurely walk. I always love your art as well. Great write.

          • Michael Edwards

            I really appreciate your kind comment - thanks so much.

          • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

            Michael, the words you've scribed, within the lines of your poem, (along with your artwork) leave your readers speechless.

            Nature, at its finest, expressed so eloquently with your poetic words.

            And, I might add, an excellent read! 🙂

            • Michael Edwards

              Just woken to read your generous review of this. You've once again got my day off to the best start I could wish for. Thank you so much.

              • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

                You're welcome, Michael.

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