Michael Edwards

A SIMPLE MAN

 

 

A SIMPLE MAN

 

But little modified by time,

beyond a sea of rare constraint

and far removed from shore and heather,

lay the slopes and wooded hills

where labourers toiled in distant fields

through sleet and snow and sun and rain.

 

Set deep within this vista’s folds

a simple house of slate and stone,

declared by upright pointing stack

where curling smoke reached out

and punctuated hedge and vale

to touch a sheeted sky.

 

His home beneath the mossy slate,

blind circumstances led him there,

In congregations high esteem

a man of opaque piety

who never trod the stony path

which leads to fortunes door.

 

Comments7

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write and good drawing.

  • orchidee

    Fine write and pic.

  • Pintu Mahakul

    Beyond a sea of rare constraint a man is little modified. A simple house of slate and stone has declared by upright pointing stack. An amazing imagery this poem carries. This man leads to fortune door with great hope. Interesting sharing this is.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thank you Pintu - I wrote another similar to this and have been looking at them both and have put them together with just a bit of tweaking to create a single work which I'll post during the week.

    • BRIAN & ANGELA

      Thanks you MICHAEL ~ You are a unique Blessing to this site. Your symbiotic Picture an' Poem brighten our day and awaken our minds. Love line drawings which i download and crayon colour ! My Poem today preaches that "Love is Best " your edict is "Simple is Best" both are equally true. I find iu easier to Love in a Simple Way than to Hate in a Complex Way ~ AMEN. Your everyday Friend ~ BRIAN.

      • Michael Edwards

        You are so kind Brian - I'll look up your latest a bit later in the day.

      • WriteBeLight

        The poem and picture go well together. I feel this person lived a life without much color. Great job Michael.

      • MendedFences27

        A brilliant painting, in both examples, poem and drawing. Very picturesque phrases, quite original in concept, Leaves the reader with a clear view. Nice one. - Phil A.

      • LML

        Awsome pic and poem!



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