Michael Edwards




                                A FEW MONOSTICHS                                            



Like precious metals in a mine the soul has hidden virtues.


When the sun rises it rises not on him.


Today is mine, tonight I’m yours.


She hung out the washing and the man in the doorway watched.


Its smoothness shone like post-tide sand.








  • Nicholas Browning

    The positive side to one liners is that they're vague; They leave many things to imagination. The downside, in my humble opinion, is that sometimes they come off a little too vague. Nothing wrong with that, it shows the style of the author thoroughly. Well done in this aspect. Happy writing, friend!

    • Michael Edwards

      Thank you Nicholas - I love these as I can jot down an idea which comes to mind and which would otherwise be quite lost - a great way of keeping the pen going in odd moments when it would otherwise be redundant.

      • Nicholas Browning

        Indeed. I have a notepad on my phone filled with etchings, haha. When the words show up you have to write them down.

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      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        GOOD MORNING " GUESS WHO POSTED FIRST TODAY ~ WITH DEJA VU 2 !" Loved the Painting ~ did I send you a photo ~ It's ME & ANGELA at the MARDI GRAS BALL in FEBRUARY ! Thanks for the OL's they contain more wisdom than many epic poems ! My fave (very sensuous visually !) "She hung out the Washing and the Man in the doorway watched .............!" Please check DEJA VU 2 ~ Thanks B.

        • Michael Edwards

          Darn it - yup beaten today. Haven't seen the photo - will look out for it and take a peek at your posting.

        • Goldfinch60

          One liners can be very good and can also be enigmatic.

          Your abstract is another fine painting Michael. There is something about your abstracts that totally intrigue me.

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks G - just got another demo booking for the abstracts - such fun to do albeit a little unpredictable at times.

            • Goldfinch60

              Surely one of the things about abstracts is that they are unpredictable, certainly from the viewers point of view. That is what makes them so intriguing.

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            • Fay Slimm.

              Gorgeously attractive abstract Michael and the one liners are a change I shall have to attempt soon.

              • Michael Edwards

                Give it a go Fay - they're great fun to write .

              • orchidee

                Good write and pic M. I may swoon over that washing one-liner! heehee.

                • Michael Edwards

                  I can see you there in your chain mail panting - errr

                • FredPeyer

                  Michael I used to be an art publisher in a former lifetime, involved primarily in original graphics and publishing reproductions of original paintings. I love your abstract, it would look great in my living room.
                  Also love your one-liners, all of them! But my favorite one is the first one. Sometimes we do have to dig deep to find these hidden virtues. Thank you for publishing them!

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Gee thanks for the accolade Fred - so much appreciated and so encouraging.

                  • kevin browne

                    one liners all the way like a boss.

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Cheers Kevin.

                      • Michael Edwards

                        Yes the last one is my favourite but I do like the washing line one - what is he doing there? - is he looking at her or the washing? - Why?

                      • P.H.Rose

                        Michael mine too
                        Love them all but the
                        Last one is brilliant

                      • Louis Gibbs

                        I like these one-liners, and Love the abstract! It really touches me, Michael ... a real beauty! Thanks for sharing.

                        • Michael Edwards

                          The background colour to the abstract isn't the best I could have chosen but it seems to work nevertheless. Thanks for your kind comments Louis.

                        • Tony36

                          Love them all, great write

                        • malubotelho

                          I felt like looking at a paint of a woman hanging the clothes on those clothing lines and a man standing on a door watching her. I could feel the swing of colorful clothes and gaze of his eyes. Beautiful way of writing and the painting is amazing 😉 Thanks

                        • onepauly

                          nice watercolor

                          • Michael Edwards

                            Glad you like it - actually its in acrylic ink but very similar to watercolour.

                            • onepauly

                              it is very beautiful.

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