Michael Edwards





With faltering tones as morning wakes

the words unheard in outer courts

in secret chambers uttered now

as watery sun disperses night.


The importunate bitter tears

roll slowly down from reddened eyes

and so to summon self-control

as night time wounds are slow to heal.


Where steaming dew disguises land

and diamond studied cobwebs hang

a westward fleeing shadow falls

across the sprawling common land.





  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 25th, 2017 01:23
  • Comment from author about the poem: A bit enigmatic this one - a story there but quite hidden.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 57


  • orchidee

    A fine write and pic Michael. Enigmatic? Oh, I won't spot the meaning then, if too much 'thinking' is involved! heehee.

    • Michael Edwards

      It's never too late in the day to have a thunk - have I used the wrong word? - just off to look up 'enigmatic' - is it the same as idiosympathetic ?


      Love the visual the visual MIKE ~ The White Horse of the Apocalypse ~ coming soon ! An ENIGMA "Something very puzzling ~ which you can't explain ~ but nevertheless (useful word !) you experience and enjoy" ALL your poetry falls roughly into this category ~ so no need to apologise we love it ALL !Especially when you are denied Pole Position be the delectable CHRISTINA ! In your honour I have posted an OCTELLE today ~ Yours as ever BRIAN

      • Michael Edwards

        Brian you are too kind and no problems being after Christina - she is a lovely person - off now to read your octelle

      • WL Schuett

        I liked this very much , nice poem and art !

      • orchidee

        Ooh I dunno Michael. Brian has explained 'enigma'. *Dashes off to look up idiosympathetic*. 7 syllables there. That could take up a whole line of one of my poems!

        • Michael Edwards

          I think there might be a missing 't'. If you are sympathetic towards idiots that is !

        • orchidee

          Ohh it's all too much for me! I'm swooning at words like 'importunate'. Only cos I dunno what it means! Swooning at anything over, oh about 3 syllables long.

          • Michael Edwards

            Went out with a Syllable once - oh no that's wrong she was a Sybil.

          • FineB

            A lovely poem Michael.

            I love the picture that accompanies it too.

            Keep writing

          • Christina8

            There is something about this painting that really draws me to it.! A beautiful write to compliment the painting! Stellar job!

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