Michael Edwards




A vast empty landscape,

a basalt black vista,

a gnarled wizened tree

precariously clinging,

contorted and gaunt,

it’s very existence

soon to be broken

as plates start converging,


then rupture


the hot bubbling lava  


the bleak lonely landscape 

with fiery glow.



  • WriteBeLight

    I can visualize the lava destroying all in its path in the dark of night. Very sad, but beautiful. And, again, beautiful artwork! Happy New Year!

  • Michael Edwards

    Thank you so much WriteBeLight - and a very happy new year to you too - here's to more super poems.

  • willyweed

    a hot time in the old town tonight.
    Well done Michael \ww

  • Michael Edwards

    Thank you for reading my latest WillyWeed and Kathy - happy new year to you both.

  • Christina8

    I think your art and your poetry is beautiful. Like those that commented before me, I can envision the lava destroyng the landscape in the night. Thanks for sharing!--Christina

  • Michael Edwards

    Gee thanks Christina - much appreciated

  • Tony36

    Wonderful write

  • kevin browne

    I love a fiery glow anytime.

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