Michael Edwards





Black nights reigned as street lights flickered.


As an espaliered tree was she, yet never trained nor pruned.


He mastered the spirit till the spirit mastered him.


  • Will Shootman

    such economy of speech, I'm jealous.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Will - I've just looked at your postings and I am equally jealous of your style of writing - look forward to more.

    • FredPeyer

      Michael, I just love these on-liners of yours! Can't make up my mind which one I like the most, so all three thumbs up!

      • Michael Edwards

        Gee thanks Fred - love writing them - they usually just pop into my head and try to get them down before they are forgotten,

      • orchidee

        Fine writes and pic Michael. What's that? You wish me songs were all one-liners, cos you know I sing them all?! Meoowwowoooo, that's me! lol.

        • Michael Edwards

          Cos I know they're soon finished LoL Cheers Orchi

          • orchidee

            Somewhat unlike me - I'll keep folk singing for ages. I'll write even longer hymn-poems! Oh yes, I'll say 20 words when 5 will do, even 30 where 5 will do. I'll go on and on.... Oh do shut up now Orchi! heehee.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Powerful and intricate these one-liners Michael - -- the final one did it for me. Great combo with the mysterious artwork too.

            • Michael Edwards

              Thanks Fay - could be whisky 🙂 🙂

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks Michael for another uplifting Poem 'n Pic for a sunny Sunday morning ! Brown & Blue are a powerful combination and evoke the newly harvested fields of East Anglia ~ as seen from the Train ~ so beloved of John B ! You have exact shades of rich brown loam and the tracery of the unsown fields criss~crossed by combine & plough ! My favourite Poem is number 2 and I have encountered many such ladies in the past 17 years ! However I am grateful the ANGELA is more well groomed and elegant ! Thanks for caring & sharing ~ Yours BRIAN

              • Michael Edwards

                Ah a tree of fruitfulness - thanks Brian.

              • Louis Gibbs

                The disturbing print feels like my insides in sensory overload ... scrambled. Love the three one-liners, and you expanded my vocabulary with "espaliered". Good post, Michael!

                • Michael Edwards

                  Feeling a bit espaliered myself at the moment - just got back from a Nepalese buffet and feeling a bit crapulent - plus too much wine. Thanks Louis.

                • Christina8

                  Love your one liners and its a great combo with your print. Very nice!!

                  • Michael Edwards

                    So pleased you like them - I've got a few more tucked away so will publish them in the next few days,

                  • dusk arising

                    This is a sneaky trick..... publishing three masterpieces in one hit!

                    Keep it up, love it!

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Yup I'm a bit of a sneak - pleased you liked them and will do my best to keep it up.

                    • myself and me

                      short but brilliant.

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