Michael Edwards






Above the multi-mullioned windows

chimneys thrust their brick and stone

beside the stately sycamores

which wave and sing to simple chords

conducted by the wandering breeze


Reaching down from branch and limb

and silvered by the moons first touch

where softened contrasts merge as one

their night time shadows shift and sway

on wood side tracks and gravelled paths


Into this scene a girl appears

a gentle lass of summers few

unpractised in the arts of life

and waiting for the warming sun

to melt the ice of youths reserve


Light of foot she strokes the ground

with shoes which dance to simple chords.




  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful, dancing to Nature's Symphony is glorious.

    • Michael Edwards

      Might go outside and try it for myself before it gets light - or there again...! Cheers Andy.

    • orchidee

      A fine write and pic Michael. Yep, no use being too cryptic, or no one knows what we're on about - including ourselves maybe!
      Is this 'Me, Myself, I, or Miss Berles' writing this poem?

      • Michael Edwards

        Well I myself haven't a clue - Miss Berles is in the garden dancing.

        • orchidee

          Who are these 3 guys - Me, Myself, and I? Much more of this, and I shall meet Myself coming back from the shops! Or will I meet 'Me' or 'I'?

        • 2 more comments

        • Fay Slimm

          Lovely this delicate introduction to a tale which could have an interesting sequel - - great read again Mike.

          • Michael Edwards

            \\\\\\\i'll have to put my thinking cap on - thanks Fay

          • Diamond

            I find the flow of the last 8 lines appealing. Gentle!

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            THANKS UNCLE MIKE ~ A fine poem exaling the MUSIC & DANCE of Nature. Please check my University Poem and the Wiffenpoof Song ~ Yours as always BRIAN !

          • Claudelle DeLuna

            Great poem! Michael
            brings great imagery...

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