Michael Edwards









Through bare branches, swinging, swaying,

howling winter winds declare

the end of autumns cloak of gold

in days of dark and drear.


Hoping soon once solstice passed

with benefit of spring bestowed

midst avian songs and shoots of green

I’ll chart the labyrinthine road.



  • Goldfinch60

    May that labyrinthine road show the absolute beauty of Nature's seasons Michael, as you words do.


  • orchidee

    Good write and pic M.
    Miss Berles know any labyrinths? Is she stuck in a maze and can't get out?

    • Michael Edwards

      No but she does know Lady Rinths.

      • Doggerel Dave

        Apologies, apologies, apologies - I know this is not directly apropos your work above, Michael, which I've read and enjoyed (as I attempt to read all on MPS - with varying levels of comprehension and gratification). I also read the commentaries, which I find can aid immeasurably in my own discernment and pleasure. (I don't often comment on nature poetry, which as I've already stated I do enjoy, because I really haven't got much to add - good enough reason to shut up?)
        So why am I here? (Recurrent question with much applicability).
        Answer: Who the hell are Miss Berles and Lady Rinths?

      • 2 more comments

      • Fay Slimm.

        Super write Michael - - I love every well chosen word.

      • L. B. Mek

        brilliant last line!
        for some reason all I can see in your picture are long flower petals upon a bed of chopped Porcini mushrooms lol

        • Michael Edwards

          As is often the caee i had the last line in mind before I wrote the poem. Now I thought daisys on a bed of dog bones lol.

        • orchidee

          You pre-cogging?!

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Angela Here ~ Gut Thorstag Onkel Mike = Love the Wallpaper Pattern !
          Seasons Come & Seasons Go - BUT - Thank God we are promised its Naure & Sequence will never cease ! COVID 19 cant interfere with that ! WInter has its compensations and SPRING is a Surprise & Revelation every Year and 2021 will be no exception ~ AMEN !

          Blessings & Prayer to Jeanne & Yourself
          Love Angela - Brian & Smokey πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

          • Michael Edwards

            Spot on - looking forward to the new year and the promise of things to come.

          • dusk arising

            How our hearts sing for the renewal of spring. This year more than ever we are so ready to be a real part of that springtime renewal. How free we shall feel if it coincides with the lifting of this dark veil we have been existing beneath.

            Timely words M.E.

          • Neville

            as soon as I checked in I just knew I was gonna like what I found here .. and within seconds, I had proved myself write ... a little cracker sir n true...

          • orchidee

            Oohh a fan club for Miss Berles and Lady Rinths? Dave wants to know!

            • Michael Edwards

              Fast becoming celebrities aren't they.

            • Dove

              Tis quite lovely! Love the color book drawing, can’t leaf this one alone

              Oh love the fall quote too

              • Michael Edwards

                Thanks Dove - looking forward to being springlicated - roll on.

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