Michael Edwards







A darksome, dank, unbreathing place

where angels feet no longer tread

and rushes stand to cut the stars

reflected in a silent pool

soon lost among the lily leaves.


As ghost bells chime the future falls

way back beyond the start of time.


In this domain she lies upon

a bed of rushes, reeds, and grass

her aging limbs exhausted now

and to this world in sultry tones

she mouths her last goodbye.





  • Goldfinch60

    Wonderful emotive words Michael.

    Love the artwork.


  • orchidee

    Good write and pic M.
    Yep, if not Miss Berles last days, it's KP's last days! Her current days in fact, from where she has joined The Old Trout Club. lol.

    • Michael Edwards

      No miss bereles will go as long as syllables don't go into extinction.

    • FredPeyer

      Haunting picture, haunting poem. I haven't been back for a long time and you changed a lot! But I love it!

      • Michael Edwards

        Good to see you back Fred. One from my darker side.

      • Fay Slimm.

        A haunt of a write Mike and so realistic it sent shivers to stay long after the read

        • Michael Edwards

          Hope you're feeling a bit warmer now Fay lol

        • L. B. Mek

          in another life
          I would start saving, from birth
          to collect all your Art..
          I could spend years
          getting, lost-in
          and trying to find
          my, way out-off
          this wondrously mesmeric, artwork
          and probably end up
          with like an entire collection
          of poetry, from my journey..
          you're so talented, Michael
          thanks for choosing to share

          • Michael Edwards

            And you're far too kind - if ever you fancy one of my paintings just let me know - it won't be a collection but a taster.

            • L. B. Mek

              how very kind!

            • Rocky Lagou

              Wow Michael, I love how connected we were with our posts today. I also wrote about aging and the inevitable. I literally adore this piece, the way your paintings always aptly illustrate your poems are also such a nice added touch. I sense this sensation.

              • Michael Edwards

                Thanks Rocky - just working my way through todays postings and haven't reached yours yet - looking forward to the read.

              • MendedFences27

                Who is she? Oh so many choices. Is she goodness, democracy, civility, or Mankind herself? Fantastic artwork, great poem depicting the sad state of this world. Loved it, - Phil A.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks Phil - missed you but good to see ou on the site again. I wish I knew who she is - answers on a postcard.

                • Rozina

                  Wow. A haunting piece. And the artwork too. Wonderful.

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