Michael Edwards







Mary, Mary quite contrary

how does your business grow?

Does your bank balance  swell,

in the house where you dwell,

do the punters queue up in a row?



Mary, Mary quite contrary

how does your blond hair grow?

Does it sweep to the floor

like never before

does it cover your down below?



  • Goldfinch60

    Two fun writes Michael.

    Clever artwork, there is a depth to it that is intriguing.

    • Michael Edwards

      I enjoyed doing this piece- I used several different implements to get the effects - the fence was painted using a large toy tractor wheel for example. Actually I'm not that pleased with the photo - I couldn't seem to replicate the original which looks far better but that's life!

      • Goldfinch60

        The originals are always so much better and worth going to see.

      • orchidee

        A good writes and pic Michael. I don't regret missing that ultra-modern Art Show. I don't mind some modern though.

        • Michael Edwards

          You can't beat a better bitta modern can you O?

        • Nicholas Browning

          That painting is captivating. I would have never guessed the fence was done with a toy tractor wheel though. The poem was quite comical, line at the end got me good. You can paint and write, you sly dog!
          Nice work, Michael.

        • Poetic Dan

          Thank you for showing all we are capable of, outstandingly inspirational. Words and pictures would be better in more enhanced but still would not replace the vibration.

          Really appreciated and blessed to know your work.

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks so much for your kind words Dan. So much appreciated.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Interesting picture in acrylic Mike with lots of movement in those dancing leaves - love the chuckle too the Mary verse raised for me.

          • FineB

            Hello Michael,

            Great write and the lovely picture beautifully illustrates it.

            Keep writing FineB.

            • Michael Edwards

              Cheers FB - the pen is still working.

            • Maxine Smith

              I love this, so much fun to read. Fab job Michael.

            • Laura🌻


              Love the painting! Whatever implements you used were certainly effective...and the colors are awesome! Bravo maestro!👏🏻
              ...and bless that Mary!!


              • Michael Edwards

                Dear Mary bless her - I've written several pieces based on nursery rhymes - all ready for posting - thanks so much Lorna.

              • orchidee

                Oh goody, time for my weekly visit to the GP - on telly, that is! It's difficult to watch all of it now, as they do some small operations too - not for the squeamish!
                Some say 'Got enough health problems myself, without tuning in to others on telly'.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Have you got the vapours then? Good luck and keep taking the tablets.

                  • orchidee

                    Last night's offering included an injection into a heel. But a far more squeamish thing after it - a trauma ward. Did not watch that.

                  • ANGELA & BRIAN

                    Thanks Uncle Mike : nearly 10am Thursday here : free morning as we have a Seminar on Safety on Saturday following the Mosque Massacare : NZ still in mourning !
                    Love the PIC : Spring Blossom ? 21 march tomorrow ? Autumn is starting here : Foliage is starting to be Rainbowy ! Love the MARY MARYS 1. Q for Massage ? 2. Shades of Lady Godiva ?
                    Thanks for sharing : Blessings
                    ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Thanks Angela. Yes could be spring blossom. Hope the seminar goes well . Mary Godiva?

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