Michael Edwards








We leant upon the cold damp stone

where mosses grew

and ferns emerged from crevices

and saw the lighted window panes

through filigree of waving boughs

that whispered in the breeze.


Beneath the pallid peach stained sky

in ecstasy our parted lips

sought solace in a firm embrace

as we recalled with nervous breath

the distant day when first we met

behind the distant panes.


  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful words Michael and wonderful memories.

    I bet you had fun with that swan!


    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Andy. yes it took a bit of working out but didn't quite get the reflections right although they do work in terms of balance.

    • orchidee

      Good write and pic M.
      Fido won't let me have too much ''ecstasy'! lol.

      • Michael Edwards

        Keep taking the pills O

        • orchidee

          Or rather, I can't RECALL if Fido said that or not.

        • dusk arising

          Before i start to read, I have to compliment you on a cracking picture today M.E. The reflections are just fine mate and absolutely necessary. Next pic of a naked lady rising out of water please (in same style) and in the watery reflections add a ripple to a nipple.

          Great poetry with a sombre sadness contained.

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks for your kind words dusk - now a rising lady sounds good - I'll see what I can do.

          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            Great words Michael, and one of your best in this style, love reflections in photos and artwork
            Looking forward to a breast or two, duskys nipple in a ripple is lol and lol.

            • Michael Edwards

              I'll get my pen out and sort out those ripples - ooooh the thought of it !!

            • Robert Haigh

              An expressive write. Nostalgic, in a good way.

              • Michael Edwards

                Many thanks Robert - by the way I've just looked up your youtube postings and love the waves image you use - yet to listen to the music.

              • RDS

                That's a lovely poignant piece Michael, time measured against place, another homonymy in the distant allowing age to appear. Love unmeasured.
                Yes that Swan is fantastic. Good artistry my ftiend.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks for looking in and for your kind comments on both counts.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Michael your stylish verses always leave me with wanting more and today's helping of remembered romance is no exception - -great read and fantastic artwork again.

                • L. B. Mek

                  what a seamless flow of remembrance, exquisitely depicting a treasured 'first' inside a memory of everyday occurrence, thereby articulating the wonder: in each moment spent within love's embrace,
                  a beautiful read and picture Michael,
                  also appreciated your correlative use of nature in first stanza and love in second - both stand alone, yet innately complimentary: as if saying 'it's only natural to love' - without so much as a hint, wonderful poetry

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