Michael Edwards





Heard in siren songs

Seduced in calm seclusion

Lulled into falseness.


As the sun rises

Handfuls of gold are scattered

Waking fields sparkle.


Statues of marble

Silhouetted in the sky

Angels and crosses.



  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 18th, 2018 00:01
  • Comment from author about the poem: Been away for a few days - sorry for not commenting.
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  • User favorite of this poem: Laura🌻.


  • SLR

    I've missed your work. I hope all is well. Do I miss my guess or are these cyclamin? (I worked part time in a greenhouse but it's been several years ago and my memory of flowers and their names is sketchy at best) They only bloom here in cool weather and it's so nice to see their pop of color when nothing else is green or blooming. Love the "seduced in calm seclusion" . Great line. Good to have you back!

    • Michael Edwards

      Gee thanks SLR - yes just been away for a few days and off again at the end of the week and then again at the end of next week (with little time for writing or reviewing) so I'll only be posting when I get a chance. Yes they are cyclamen - I love the early garden varieties which pop into bloom in January and February here in the UK.

    • Goldfinch60

      Three good ones Michael.

    • orchidee

      Fine writes and pic Michael. You 'getting out more?' You 'getting your coat?' You need a coat this season?! I do some days.

      • Michael Edwards

        I go to remote places where all is silent so I can't hear anyone singing - no coat - just shirt (with long sleeves not warm enough for me yet to wear short sleeves) and trousers (not short trousers - haven't yet succumbed to this sartorial inelegance). Oooh I'm such a pompous snob - and I love it !!

      • Fay Slimm.

        Fantastic water-colour of beautiful cyclamen - - - great shorties too Michael. Have a great break at the end of the week but be back soon - - have missed your work.

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks Fay. I am also engaged in discussions with a retailer over cards and prints so this month is proving to be quite mad.

        • FineB

          Thanks Michael.

          Love the Shorties. Superb write.

          Love the pretty plant too.

          Keep writing

        • Andrew Charles Forrest

          We'll take shorties Michael just keep 'em coming... we're grateful for small mercies
          Thanks for this one

          • Michael Edwards

            They'll keep coming - I am so busy at the moment that I don't have time to concentrate on long works. Thanks so much Andrew.

          • orchidee

            Gotta be really quite hot for me to not have my coat! There are those days and times!

            • Michael Edwards

              Do you wear anything underneath it Orchi? Like hot pants?

            • Laura🌻

              Missed you! Hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day!

              Love your painting and shorties. They’re “Handfuls of gold”!


              • Michael Edwards

                Did indeed - just put out the empties - thanks Laura.

                • Laura🌻


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