Michael Edwards





Through the night

within the room in which they stayed

through the night.

The candles shed their shifting light

upon the bed in which they laid

as curtains by the window swayed

through the night.


Through the night

upon his chest her long black hair.

Through the night

as candles shed their shifting light

consumed by love they sought to share

in ecstasy in passions snare

through the night.



  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 6th, 2017 00:31
  • Comment from author about the poem: Well here it is. I've added another stanza especially for those who asked for it. I've also slightly altered the first one so it flows with the second and to keep it more strictly to the rondelet format. Let me know what you think. ................ The painting is of a village called Saddington and was bought by someone in the States who has the same surname.
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  • kevin browne

    the Queens head which I have the pleasure of having a pint in once upon a long time ago. a great rendition here my friend.

    • Michael Edwards

      Spot on Kevin - its only a 10 min drive from where I live.

      • kevin browne

        I was there well over 30 yrs ago with my father looking for antiques like we used to. he is an avid collector so we travelled everywhere back then. today we have computers but you can't beat the human eye for examination. your paintings are also awesome.

      • 2 more comments

      • orchidee

        Good write and pic M. I shall swoon with this. lol.

        • Michael Edwards

          Swoon Swoon away - but remove the armour first

        • Goldfinch60

          Very good write Michael and a good painting. As I may have said before mines a pint of real ale please.

          • Michael Edwards

            It's on the bar Andy - remember to leave your shield and sword in the lobby.

          • FredPeyer

            This is good Michael. Thank you.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Smoothly and gently romantic - you have chose a good style for tender erotica Michael. - Great picture too.

            • Michael Edwards

              thank you Fay - will have to put on my thinking cap if I am asked to write another verse - this could go on forever - up to geriatrics? 🙂

            • Renzi

              There it is 😊❤ Wonderful. And the picture has enabled a beautiful little vision of the setting in my mind. Another great wee stanzaaaaa 🙂

              • Michael Edwards

                So pleased you like it - guess I don't need to write any more.

              • ShannonXx

                A great write

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks Shannon - so pleased you liked it.

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