Michael Edwards

WINTER CLOSES (1)

 

 

WINTER CLOSES (1)

 

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.

 

Comments10

  • 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.

        • Claudelle DeLuna

          Excellent! Michael
          & beautiful art
          😊

        • 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

                  Michael,

                  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!

                  ~Laura~

                  • 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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