Michael Edwards






Stones glistening wet

intricate seashore patterns

arranged by the tide.


Winds  blowing inland

energising the ocean

waves pounding the shore.


Receding ocean

demarcations established

ribbons of sea weed.


Skirted by wet sand

abandoned by the ocean

detritus of man.


The roar of the waves

the power of the ocean

venting frustration.




  • Goldfinch60

    The power of the ocean can bring so many sights and emotions to us, as does your poem Michael.

    Another cracking artwork. I really like this type of art that you are doing, for me there is so much depth within it.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Andy - they are proving popular I'm pleased to say.

    • orchidee

      A fine write and pic M. You shore Miss Berles has read this?
      Terrible use of spelling innit? I saw huge sign outside a shop: 'Stationary sold here'.Heehee.

      • Michael Edwards

        U shore ah write Orchi - can't stand bad spellin meself
        Their ah a lot of bad spellin in the poems what is postid ere on this sight.

        • orchidee

          Yes - and even on trees: 'I Woz Ere'. Do trees need spelling lessons?!

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        • Fay Slimm.

          Michael I second the message underlying this clever rhyme of outcry against human detritus. No wonder the sea gets frustrated eh ? - - love the artwork too.

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks Fay - and still the supermarkets wrap their wares in plastic.

          • dusk arising

            Fine words. My mind today is taken to beaches of Normandy some 75 years ago where the detritus was man and of man.
            Your words of the scenes natural beauty in stark contrast to my mental vision of that time.

            • Lorna

              Funny - that's exactly what came to my mind also...... sailing towards the Normandy beaches on D-day. The day full of slightly ominous clouds as in the painting......

              • Michael Edwards

                I felt today was a day to post a light write - all rather sombre and borne out by the painting.

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              • Lorna

                The painting is so deep I could stare into it all day. The litter message breaks my heart.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks Lorna - I've just painted another in dark sombre tones - maybe the concept of war and waste is getting to me.

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  Thanks UNCLE MIKE ~ The line between the SEA & SKY is very poignant today on 6 JUNE 2019 ~ The very moving 75th Anniversary of DDAY (Please check my Poetic Tribute ~ Thanks) ! I have visited the Shores of Normandy several times (I have Friends in CAEN) and when I close my eyes I can hear the Noise of war and the Cries of the Dead & Dying ! Much has been said but there is still much to say. Please check my VIDEO which (to some extent justifies the loss of 22,000 lives) in the ESSENTIAL INVASION of FRANCE in 1944. This has been the THEME of the Celebrations of the 75th Anniversary. the Third Reich was a Devilish & Bloodthirsty & Sadistic Regime which had to be Totally Destroyed ~ AMEN !

                  Blessings & Peace to YOU & YOURS
                  Love ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

                  • Michael Edwards

                    There is a lot of what you say in my painting - thanks A&B.

                  • Suresh

                    As the day surrenders to the night, the line between the ocean and the sky is eroded, as so well displayed in your artwork.
                    The detritus of man creation, is seeping into every aspect of natures creation, slowly suffocating all, and soon man as well.

                  • Neville

                    extremely well crafted Michael this could be x5 individual haiku type posts or x1 stand alone poem in its own write... whichever way one sees it, it contains and conveys an important ecological message... bravo sir... N

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Thanks Neville - I always appreciate you kind words.

                      • Neville

                        you are more than welcome Michael..

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