Michael Edwards








No summer scents are carried by

the caravans of frosted wind

no man nor beast disturbs the land

as night reclaims the day.



No running sap in trunk or bough

in winters sombre recesses

no bird recites recurring staves

on tracks in ancient lands.



No dreams of green materialise

to break the trance of winters hold

on shores that knew the ruffled wave

before the first ship sailed.




  • Alan .S. Jeeves

    This is a fine first read of the day Michael. Must save to read again and again.

    Kind regards, Alan

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks so much Alan - hope it reads as well the second time round.t

    • Goldfinch60

      Wonderful words Michael.

      As for the art work it is stunning, I just sighed when I saw it, it is so meaningful - I love it.
      Thank you for sharing it.


    • orchidee

      Yes, lovely write and pic M. I was on a country walk - trees were bare. Then it occurred to me - of course they are, it's Winter. Doh! Though relatively mild day.
      How's that itching? Does Miss Berles suffer from it too, or has she got fleas?

      • Michael Edwards

        Itching quelled with mild weather. Miss Bewrles is taking poetry lessons from her niece, Scrib Berles.

      • Adam Shirley

        What descriptive choice of words Michael, I truly imagined the beautiful scenery of your poem. Wonderful use of imagery, I truly enjoyed it.

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks Adam - the kind responses have set me up for the day.

        • dusk arising

          'everyone's gone to the moon

          \remember that song by johnathin king back in the 60's. Your piece today brought it to mind.

          A delightfully sombre mental picture arose.

          • Michael Edwards

            Yes I do remember that song - one of my favourites at the time and still plays well.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks for sharing UNCLE MIKE off this Morning (Evening Class tonight !). Love the pic. meandering stream ~ and the thoughts expressed in the ditty ~ on Winters Grip ! Please check and (if you wish) add a poem to our new Fusion ! *Sunrise or Sunset ? Thanks B & A

            Blessings & peace to YOU & YOURS
            Love BRIAN & Angela ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’œ

          • xeina

            What an amazing poem. Great use of imagery. I loved it.

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