Michael Edwards

POETRY IS.....RECEIVED BY LISTENING EARS

 

 

POETRY IS.......RECEIVED BY LISTENING EARS

 

 

Displaying solitude of soul

and wanderings of a drifting mind

the poet drinks the ink of thirst

for words that drift and ebb and flow.

 

The mirrored bridge of muse reflects

as lyrics droplets fall and swell

the rhythmic folds of rippled tide

which blend and stir the written words.

 

Inscribed upon the blustering breeze

the flapping sails at water’s edge

applaud the poets prosody

received with praise by listening ears.

 

 

Comments8

  • Goldfinch60

    Wonderful write Michael, it is the feeling of many poets.

    • Michael Edwards

      thanks Andy - I do appreciate your kind words - so much appreciated.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Eloquently expressed these inspiring reasons for keeping the ink flowing dear Michael.

      • Michael Edwards

        The bottle top is never off dear Fay.

      • orchidee

        A fine write and pic Michael. Never knew there was so much to this poetry lark!

        • Michael Edwards

          You learn a lot from larks Orchi !!

        • Louis Gibbs

          Thank you for adding 'prosody' to my vocabulary in this worthy write on poets, Michael. Kudos on the watercolor with the inviting path!

          • Michael Edwards

            I stumbled on that word - lovely isn't it . Thanks Louis.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks MIKE "Drifting words that ebb & Flow" just about describes all the poetry on MPS ~ which is what makes it so so special ! Love the Rural Scene ~ More Suffolk than Essex in East Anglia ~ Yours BRIAN !

            • Michael Edwards

              Actually it's Misterton in south Leicestershire. Yes we do have some great work posted on the site - cheers Brian.

            • Laura

              These ears are listening. Don’t let that ink dry! Beautiful poem and painting! Enjoyed it very much!

              • Michael Edwards

                I've got a spare bottle - thank you so much - you are too kind.

                • Laura

                  Not kind at all!
                  I truly admire your work!

                • FineB

                  A beautiful poem and watercolour too Michael.

                  Keep writing
                  FineB

                • FredPeyer

                  You truly are an incredible poet, Michael! And this poem proves it.

                  PS: I too had to look up the word
                  'prosody', but since I don't seem to be the only one, I don't feel bad about it anymore.

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Just wish I could write like this everyday Fred - thank you so much for all your encouragement.



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