Michael Edwards








Disguising rocks of treachery,

the surging sea which pounds the shore

and cleaves the stony rock face fall

defies the harbours sanctuary

and sheltered calm within the bay



Above, the watery sun that stains

the steel-grey sky, the surging foam,

where morning mists refuse to clear

and gulls call out in soaring flight,

this land he calls his home.




  • orchidee

    Good write and pic Michael.

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write Michael.

    I too like the artwork.

  • Mottakeenur Rehman

    Another 1 superb!

  • Scrambled Letters

    You took me there Michael.

  • Lorna

    I love this.

  • Louis Gibbs

    Stark and strong, both poem and art! Each well presented, Michael.

  • FineB

    Excellent a good write Michael with some vivid striking imagery.

    Kind regards.
    Keep writing in 2018

    • Michael Edwards

      Thank you FB - yup - I shall keep writing but I'm covered in paint at the moment.


      Thanks MICHAEL ~ Blank Verse Quintrains are like hens teeth ~ so I enjoyed these ! Both structurally and subject-wise ! It stirred the special feeling I get when i arrive at the Liverpool Waterfront by BOAT and gaze in awe at the Three Graces ! That is the Land I call my HOME ! I loved the starkness of the painting ~ it left everything to the imagination ~ AMEN Yours BRIAN

      • Michael Edwards

        Thanks Brian - yes I love the waterfront there such a vibrant place.

      • orchidee

        Well, I got no hens teeth - have you?! heehee.

      • MendedFences27

        Excellent write, reminded me the shore I live near. Rocky, misty at times, treacherous to seafarers, but always "home."
        Loved the sky in your artwork. -Phil A.

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks Phil - I enjoy writing work that describes an environment and makes the mind conjure up an image

        To be able to comment and rate this poem, you must be registered. Register here or if you are already registered, login here.