Michael Edwards







In squalling winds the storm increased

the vessel deep in swirling troughs

beneath the jaws of surging waves

where no escape was evident

from natures frenzied trackless deep.


On seasoned sailors beaten faces,

sick by violent calenture,

the reckoning of death recorded

‘til all tempests rage abated

reinstating thoughts relief.


And in relief the vows they made

helped ease the agonies of mind

but soon to face returning threats

their destiny as yet unknown

by spirit of the cyclic seas.






  • Goldfinch60

    super write and a superb painting.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks - the painting is 30ins long and is quite a statement - it's currently in the studio awaiting a buyer - said he hopefully.

      • Goldfinch60

        I dare not buy any paintings, our daughter is an artist and our house abounds with her works. Wall space is at a premium in every room.

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      • Fay Slimm.

        Full of flowing tempestuous spirit
        - - both painting and poem a treat.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks MICHAEL you are so so symbiotic ! "Though the howling billows roll on roll ................ !" screams form both the Painting & the Poem ~ love it ~ BRIAN

        • Michael Edwards

          Cheers Brian - I am almost out of serious poems now (just about 5 or 6 to post) apart from more whimsical pieces unless I start writing in earnest so will be slowing down in my postings within the next few weeks.

        • swingline

          The painting reminds me of photographs taken by the Hubble telescope of the wonders of space and our universe . Such sad news you are running out of poems to post . That means fewer paintings and enchanting words and leaves me painted blue .

          • Michael Edwards

            Okay for next two or three weeks but after that it will be a bit more spasmodic.

          • orchidee

            A fine write M. Now look, I expect you will write more 'symbi-wotsit' poems soon, as Brian says! heehee. If I knew what it meant exactly. *gets out dictionary*

          • orchidee

            Maybe just write thoughts in poetry-line form. I've done a departure from the usual. Wot, no hymn from me?!

            • Michael Edwards

              Wot no hymn - I'll go take a peek-a-boo

              I could always knock out the odd couplet (very odd) I suppose just to keep momentum going (going where?)

            • P.H.Rose

              Absolutly superb sir..
              And from an old
              Sea dog as myself..

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