Michael Edwards







Alone yet with purpose he lived as a pilgrim

an autocrat he in his own private kingdom.


Like the dead lying still in their shrouds

he lives with his head in the clouds




  • Goldfinch60

    Two fine couplets Michael.

  • orchidee

    a fine write and pic Michael. Was he living in cloud cuckoo land (the second couplet)?! And where is Cloud 9? Why everyone want to live there? Why can't some live on Cloud 10, 11, etc?!

    • Michael Edwards

      Only his head was in Cloud 9 - don't know where the rest of him was !!


      Thanks MIKE ~ Lovely picture ~ My MUM has yellow IRIS in her pond ~ very spectacular ~ like much in life ~ Transient & Beautiful ! Loved the doublets ~ No. 1 is my fave ~ know many people like that ! Yours BRIAN

      For Poetry and Dress he chose
      A fine DOUBLET and tartan HOSE !

      • Michael Edwards

        I guess that'll be Iris Pseudacorus if I've got the spelling right - can be a bit invasive but worth the trouble - thanks Brian.

      • Candlewitch

        dear Michael,

        you are a Connoisseur of many fine things. thank you for sharing this with us!

        *hugs, Cat

      • LaurašŸŒ»

        The irises are very beautiful! They remind me of my very young years when I lived with my grandmother for a while! Her garden was full of them! She would let me pick some of them for the vase I kept on her dining room table!

        Great couplets...
        I guess in our own private kingdom, we can afford to live with our head in the clouds!


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