Michael Edwards





As silvered moonlight starts to fade

the slowly rising off-white sun

 peers down on field and vale

where leafless, flowerless stalks and stems

stand sentinel in lingering snow

and early snowdrops raise their heads

In harmony with natures call.


  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 7th, 2019 02:46
  • Comment from author about the poem: First version of this poem - seemed a bit short so played around with it and will post second version tomorrow.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 50
  • User favorite of this poem: Aislinn Wilson.
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  • orchidee

    A fine write and pic M. I could be shorter (am I 7 foot tall?). In me poems I mean, but I tend to go on a bit at times.
    Some old hymns went on for 30 verses. The longest hymn has 158 or so verses. There's a thought. *Gets out pencil to write.....*

    • Michael Edwards

      That one you were writing in 1066 about getting a thorn in your bottom - have you finished it yet?

    • Goldfinch60

      This is fine Michael, sometimes fewer words can be more powerful.

      • Michael Edwards

        Thanks and yes you are right - it'll be interesting to see what you make of tomorrow's offering.

      • Fay Slimm.

        An engaging short anthem to winter's closure - - another gem of a picture too Michael - thanks for sharing both word and graphic.

        • Michael Edwards

          Sadly it's not closing yet - thanks Fay.

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks UNCLE MICHAEL ~ I have said elsewhwere that a 7 line Poem is perfection ! The only proviso is the skill to encompass ones subject in a SON (Half a SONNET !). You have done that ! It is complemented (in a subtle way) by the painting.
          Thanks for sharing ~ Love & Blessings ~
          BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡
          Please check Angelas POEM ~ HERBS & SPICES ~ Thanks !

          • Michael Edwards

            Chuffed to receive such an accolade - a reworked version tomorrow.

          • orchidee

            Yes, finished that thorn poem. How's the evening?! I'm doing half a poem - a Po.

            • Michael Edwards

              Well I'm doing an Em - shall we put them together?

            • dusk arising

              All change here. The Global Warming express now arriving on all platforms will be calling at a garden near you in due course. First class accommodation will be available to the rear of the journey where denial is rife.

              • Michael Edwards

                I've got a ticket - it's at the front of the train as I want to get there first.

              • psychofemale

                this was lovely.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks so much for looking in and commenting.

                • Laura🌻


                  A few words certainly deliver a huge message! A fine write which I enjoyed reading!

                  Love the painting. It reminds me of people walking on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., approaching the casino at the end of the boardwalk!


                  • Michael Edwards

                    Thank you Laura - yes not sure the painting goes with the poem but based on a wide pavement area outside a local shopping mall.

                  • Aislinn Wilson

                    Reminds me of Bonnie Dobson and Vashti Bunyan in the best of ways.

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