Michael Edwards







A compelling case for his conduct

its consequence being a deed

undertaken with no ill intent.


Retold as his duty dictated

and haunted by misunderstanding

she responded in glacial tones.


And throughout the day in discussion

the unfounded bells that had rung

diminished by tender degree.


The lingering frost that had settled

now melted as long shadows grew

to the right of the setting sun.



Michael Edwards © April 2017



  • Goldfinch60

    Good write.

    The painting seems to be similar in theme to one you put on recently but the colours of this one are more vibrant but is still draws me into the subject. I do like your abstract paintings.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks for your kind comments - to tell you the truth I am losing sight of which paintings I have already posted and have to rely on memory which isn't all that good I'm sorry to say. It could be that this has been posted before and if so I apologise.

      • Goldfinch60

        No it is a different one, I have a picture of the original one, as I said this one is much more vibrant.

      • orchidee

        A fine pic and write.

      • Garry

        Well done.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Your words always weave an engaging story and this one is no exception Michael - a read which ends in an "all is well" again - relationships often go through a spell of misunderstanding. I love the passion of colour in your picture.

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks so much Fay - I do like painting abstracts which are quite the opposite of my watercolours.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks MICHAEL another well balanced PICTURE AN' POEM. As the Good Book says "Never let the SUN set until your wrath his been dissipated ~ AMEN" Your BRIAN

        • Tony36

          Awesome write and awesome picture

          • Michael Edwards

            Cheers Tony - much appreciated.

            • Tony36


            • willyweed

              you paint a lovely picture with your words and paint Michael! love it! ww

              • Michael Edwards

                I call my poetry collection 'Painting With Words' - thanks so much Willy.

              • MendedFences27

                I think we've all had those moments
                of unintended frost, but the way you've crafted the thawing period is masterful, and what a great last line. Maybe the day of warm Sun rays brought about the melt. Well constructed and well written, I truly enjoyed this one. - Phil A.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Your kind words and observations are so so encouraging - thank you so much Phil for taking the time to comment.

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