Michael Edwards




The wreaking axe

annihilating, hacking, tearing,

shattering hulks once dignified

with traceries against the sky

no more on natures stage.


  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 19th, 2018 00:29
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 27


  • Goldfinch60

    Good meaningful write, so much is being destroyed in this world.
    Beautiful artwork.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Andy - I collected this painting from a local gallery where it had been on display for three months - sadly it didn't sell - now back hanging in the studio but I'm sure it'll go sometime this year.

    • FredPeyer

      Michael, the painting is gorgeous! And the poem ain't bad either! Don't know how you do it day after day!

      • Michael Edwards

        Thanks Fred. I have to admit I find it hard to keep up a continuous stream of 'serious' stuff which take quite a bit of thinking and time and have to rely on light verse to keep going - they are usually only a single stanza and seem to come from nowhere. Also I have a lot of oddities which I have added to Fusions which I can pop on here if I struggle to keep up posting on a daily basis.

      • orchidee

        A good write and true unfortunately. Trees there for many years - then gone in a moment.
        Meanwhile - lumber - or lumbered with me singing?! lol.

        • Michael Edwards

          Forgive me for being a bit of a plank but surely your voice has a great timbre - or are you telling me it's a bit wooden?

        • orchidee

          Plus the old mystery - If a tree fell in a wood, and no one was there, would the tree make a noise as it fell? Hhmmm.

          • Michael Edwards

            If someone felled it someone would be there - if not I imagine it would bark. Lol

          • Louis Gibbs

            Like everything else in nature, we all get the axe someday. At least trees are a renewable resource, unlike oil and coal. Good write, Michael!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Go chop an oak ~ an elm a pine
            But save old Slippery ~ rhere that's mine
            It's the only tree my wife can't climb
            WOODMAN spare that tree for ME !

            Thanks for caring MIKE ~ Deforestation not only spoils the vienluw ~ it destroy the PLANET ~ Only 10% of the UK is forested ~ In the USA it is 50% but don't tell TRUMP ~ he'll chop it down and build timber houses ! Yours BRIAN ~ A very apposite PAINTING

          • lasergraph

            The words, "Tear down paradise and put up a parking lot" come to mind. Great words and great art, I always enjoy seeing as well as reading. Keep 'em coming.

            • Michael Edwards

              Will do Laser - thanks for looking in.

            • FineB

              Thanks Michael.

              A superb write.

              Trees a symbol of infinite natural beauty destroyed by man.

              Keep writing

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