Michael Edwards





Unscrutinised by prying eyes,

in cooling shades of solitude

within the shadows dark embrace,

no occupation could repress

her crowding thoughts

and so with sorrowful regret

her cloistered troubles she expressed.


In close embrace he listened to

the words she sighed into the wind.

In illustration of his love

he whispered tender overtures

within the sanctum of the trees

as gentle tears gave new release

like rain that washed the sky.










  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful write and beautiful picture.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thank you - I had the title in mind and built the poem round it.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Such a tender and intimate scene of release amid the comfort of love - your expressive words paint an apt adornment to that beautiful painting. - - Another gem of duo accomplishment dear Michael.

      • Michael Edwards

        Bless you Fay - love your work and do value your kind comments.

      • willyweed

        secret whispers of love's comfort carried off on the wind traces of tenderness washed away in the rain
        like Bogie and Bacall . nice love the pic too!

        • Michael Edwards

          B&B - now that dates you - thanks so much Willy.

          • willyweed

            I'm not old just the movies are?

          • 2 more comments

          • WriteBeLight

            Love the line about the words she sighed into the wind! Appropriate painting, as well.

            • Michael Edwards

              Just been cutting the grass for the second time this year - really warm and I was sighing into the wind believe me - thanks so much.

            • Pintu Mahakul

              Prying eyes in cooling shades of solitude embrace shadow of beautiful expression in this poem. She sighed many words in to wind and he listened to these through embrace. Metaphorically and humorously this poem is beautifully penned.

              • Michael Edwards

                Thanks so much Pintu - your kind comments are almost another poem in their own right.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Beautiful water colour to illustrate an equally beautiful aqueous metaphor. Thanks MICHAEL ~ BRIAN

                • Michael Edwards

                  Tanks again Brian - must smugly add that it's one of my own favourites.

                • Tony36

                  Awesome write

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Thanks Tony - do appreciate your kind support.

                    • Tony36


                    • Christina8

                      Touching poem and the watercolor goes very well with it.

                      • Michael Edwards

                        So pleased you like it - thanks for the comment.

                      • MendedFences27

                        A shared moment embraced in the arms of he, with whom she chose to share her sorrow. Sometimes the gray skies and the tearful rain can bring on such a moment. It reflects the strength of the relationship and the depth of trust. Loved this one.- Phil A.

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