Michael Edwards






Upon the shores of paradise

and magnet drawn as Joshua led

the land of light where sentences

of rising hills that punctuate

the open skies and milk white light.


Where jet black shadows casting form

on landscapes golden honeyed tones

sweep down to dappled shimmering seas

and pointillist colours bounce and play

recorded by artistic  palette.


This the painters promised land

each day and as blue mists descend

across this terra incognita.





  • Goldfinch60

    Good write with great imagery.

    Love the painting.

  • orchidee

    A fine write and pic M.

  • Fay Slimm.

    What a land of light this place must be. You draw its paradise with words and with paint so very well Michael.

  • swingline

    The painting reminds me of a sunset on the gold Coast of Flords , beautiful . Sadly it is not the same as it was 55 years ago either . Stirs many memories I had long ago put away . But that is the purpose of the poem .


    Thanks MICHAEL for an intriguing painting and a complementary Tone Poem ! Impressionism always makes an impression on me. Thanks for sharing ~ BRIAN

  • Louis Gibbs

    Beautiful poem, Michael! It is, indeed, a magical area, and I can see why it inspired artists.

  • Augustus

    "Sentences of rising hills" great visual metaphor. I had to look up pointillism, again the perfect word for this tribute to Impressionism.

    • Michael Edwards

      Yes pointillism is a great form and the impressionists were masters.

    • P.H.Rose

      Just beautiful Michael
      Lovely read.....

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