Michael Edwards




She lies arrayed in languid form

and deep within her flurried mind

the nightly patterns interweave

igniting flames of fantasy.


In homage to her servitude

a victim of unfettered dreams

of sands that trickle in the glass

and well honed scythes that swing.


And on she sleeps till embers die

to wake anew with fevered brow

and lie as if in cast of bronze

in early mornings solitude.




  • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

    Painting and pastel poem wow great combination here in vivid evocative freeverse. Your word choice is elegant and very poetic. Kudos.

    Pls do comment on my latest poem too, u r most welcome to. Even one line will do.

  • P.H.Rose

    Fantastic Michael
    Love this...

  • WriteBeLight

    Excellent Michael!

  • Augustus

    A victim of unfettered dreams. Love it.


    Beautiful Painting ~ Beautiful Dream ~ Beautiful Poem ~ Thanks for sharing ~ Yours BRIAN.

  • janetaylor

    this absolutely mesmerized me.....had to read it again and again....one of my favorites posted on the net. bravo! encore!

    • Michael Edwards

      I think we might have a mutual admiration society going here as I feel the same way about your work - so thank you so much Janey.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Am so pleased to have caught these two little gems - a wonderful start to my time on line today - the read swept me away and as for the watercolour - you are so talented Michael. Keep up the good work.

      • Michael Edwards

        Bless you Fay - thanks for the kind words. Off to the studio now..!

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