Michael Edwards






Above the yellow stone and brick,

the hand-wound clock declares the hour.      

Below, the tall imposing arches    

stand erect in classic splendour.


Nostalgic horse drawn carriages gone

but cars and taxis, coaches, buses

all converge upon the concourse

where road and rail coalesce.


A Station here since 1840

serving now a modern world

but all its functions and its purpose

still unchanged across the years.








  • Frank Prem

    What a fine picture Michael. Forgive me for not paying sufficient attention previously - I hadn't realised you were illustrating as well as writing.

    These are a fine double act. I like them much.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks so much Frank. Although I post a painting with my poems it is usually randomly chosen unless I can find something that reasonably complements the poem if I that is possible.

      This is a bit of an exception as I wrote the poem specifically to go with the painting which now hangs in a dental practice.

      • Frank Prem

        Works a treat Michael, and value adds to the appreciation. Bravo.

      • Goldfinch60

        This painting is so very good and the poem complements it superbly. Thank you Michael for sharing them both with us.

      • orchidee

        Yes, lovely write and picture. I seem ot often combine words and tunes, though I can't write music!

        • Michael Edwards

          But you combine them in such an accomplished way - thank you Orchidee

        • Fay Slimm.

          Leicester has reason to be proud of both picture an poem dear Michael - - an excellent duo.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Well done today MICHAEL ~ I consider that the Painting & the Poem should always be symbiotic and you really do deserve a star today ! I did some research at Leicester University a fine City and still a fine Footy Team ! Love the poem and your use of half-rhyme ~ a lost art ~ especially when combined with disciplined meter ! Please check my RISPETTO ~ BRIAN

          • Michael Edwards

            Thank you Brian - it has a lot going for it but the centre is very run down these days although bits of it have been regenerated especially since the King Richard adventures. Something else we have in common - I was a guest lecturer at the Uni for a while.

          • WriteBeLight

            I feel the hustle and bustle in the writing Michael. Great again on both accounts!

          • Tony36

            Great write and great picture

          • P.H.Rose

            Absolutely love this
            Michael.... my kind
            Of poem.....

          • MendedFences27

            Terrific poem, great use of historic and modern comparison. Hand-wound clock, really? Wow! Is this the original station or has it been expanded over time? Loved the poem. - Phil A.

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