Michael Edwards







Like tortured trees espaliered

and set in comb-toothed corridors

with misty dreams, his winged desires

frustrated deep in wisdoms store

restrained by banks of trickling streams

conceding to the sea.


A chilled sarcophagus sky looks down

in depths within his silent realm

where ancient gods cast forth their spells

and mediaeval devils haunt

the void that lives within his heart

now filled with sands of grief.


Immersed in dark infinity

and though he knows no gladsome day

beyond the realm where thinking stopped

a glimmering light invades the waves

to paint the jaws of purgatory

and offer joys of paradise.








  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 4th, 2017 00:03
  • Comment from author about the poem: Plus one of my abstracts.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 57


  • FredPeyer

    Michael, this is a poem on steroids. Incredible writing, and I like the last two lines!

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Fred - I wondered what had happened to the steroids.

    • orchidee

      A fine write and pic M. Erm *gets out my dictionary now*!

      • Michael Edwards

        I couldn't find 'erm' in the dictionary 🙂 Cheers O

      • Fay Slimm.

        Wowers - - great imagery Michael -- have to read this one again.

        • Michael Edwards

          Don't read it too often Fay - you'll only find faults.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          LOVE THE PICTURE OF TOM DALEY UNDERWATER ~ after his Gold Medal Dive ! Drowned in JOY ! Love the Poem it has a touch of Glass ! Sets the tone for us lesser Wordsmiths ~ thanks for raising the board ~ Your BRIAN

          • Michael Edwards

            Coming from such poet as yourself your comments mean an awful lot - thanks so much Bran.

          • Goldfinch60

            Super write Michael plus another good abstract.

          • WriteBeLight

            Two whoop, whoops, Michael! Very deep, no pun intended! Perfect painting for the feeling of this!

          • ShannonXx

            This was wonderful to read, really enjoyed it

          • Alf W

            Beautiful flow and emitting deep thoughts and feelings... thank you.

          • malubotelho

            Intense read. Enjoyed very much.

            • Michael Edwards

              Really must pot something a bit more whimsical - but not till Sunday.

            • rrodriguez

              Abstract indeed with a message of intrigue. Super!

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