Michael Edwards






On summer nights when darkness falls

and hedgeless highways join the sky

as closure’s made on postcard days

the sinking sun a bloodshot eye


To haunting notes of Danse Macabre

the adamantine breezes blow

and night time shadows pave the lawn

while unseen waters flow.






  • dusk arising

    That's me peeing in the bushes...drat! i thought i'd got away with it.

    Your poem really has great flow and takes my mind to the edge of a place it can't quite go. Bloody interesting journey though as i look that bloodshot sun in the eye, on the edge of a precipice.

    • Michael Edwards

      Better to have a pee in the shrubs than a pod in the stubs.

    • orchidee

      A thoughtful write M.
      Erm, that not me in the bushes.....!

    • Goldfinch60

      Beautiful words Michael.



    • Andrew Charles Forrest

      anticipation of a sweet summer hopefully to come Thank you Michael


      HOLA TIO MICHAEL ~ Loving the BIG BIRD ~ shades of sesame street ! Thnaks for two balanced quatrains extolling the Unique Blessings of Summer. However we both have a passing knowledge of VIRUSES and the after effects of COVID 19 will persist well into Autumn. Our prediction is *When the Leaves begin to fall so will the Infections and the Deaths. January 2021 will herald a Brave New World ~ AMEN

      Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
      Love Angela & Brian ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค๐Ÿงก

      • Michael Edwards

        Sadly there will be many victims in the meantime.

      • Fay Slimm.

        A classic write in which you capture the feel of summer moonlight - a lovely read.

        • Michael Edwards

          Thank you Fay - pleased you liked it.

        • Neville

          Superbly crafted and of the moment...
          I can only imagine the number of tears being shed behind closed doors at this moment in time....

          Stay safe,


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