THREE PICTURES PAINTED

Michael Edwards

 

 

THREE PICTURES PAINTED

 

The burning embers

emit their glow

and dry the shoes and fustian folds

of elderly men

who sup their ale

surrounded by the wood smoke curls.

 

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A rainbow peers

through leaded glass

and light beams rain

in slanted straws

with hand outstretched

I catch them in

my open trembling palm.

 

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The sweeping waves

Pound granite shores

Their limestone crescents

Reaching out

To smoky skylines

Underneath

The threatening ructious skies.

 

 

 

 

 

As in music a tone poem is a descriptive piece in one movement/verse.

  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 20th, 2018 00:04
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Comments10

  • Goldfinch60

    I can visualise these pictures that you paint with your words.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Andy - had to dig deep for ructious - might use it again even though it's not recognised by this site.

    • orchidee

      Fine writes Michael. *Gets out dictionary for 'ructious'*

      • Michael Edwards

        Tis a fine word - not that I'm ructious - well maybe I was a few centuries ago when I was still a lad.

        • orchidee

          You ructing there?!

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        • Andrew Charles Forrest

          Love this it's like painting for the blind Michael, you've really brought these to life .
          Ecellent!
          Andrew

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks so much Andrew - I really appreciate your kind comments.

          • Fay Slimm.

            You make reading a sheer delight with these three little jewels dear Michael.

            • Michael Edwards

              I'm so pleased you enjoyed the read Fay. I do so enjoy writing the shorter pieces.

            • Heartwriter

              You are a multi- talent. Loved them.

            • orchidee

              Cooeee - you caught any rainbows this evening M?!

              • Michael Edwards

                Nooooo nuttin yet - no rain - tried it with the hose and got soaked - might have caught a cold - but a cold what I don't know. Mrs Berles said I haven't got enough syllables - where have they gone?

              • SLR

                This is why I always have to check out your work. Wonderful word combos without sounding ridiculous or pompous. Vivid word pictures. A true poet. Great work Michael!

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thank you so much - you've truly made my day.

                • willyweed

                  Michael you always make my visits a joy in reading. ww

                  • Michael Edwards

                    My pleasure - thanks for visiting Willy

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks MIKE ~ Love the flowers ~ the combo of the blues with the yellow Welsh poppies are you a supporter of all things Swedish ~ I am !
                    Love TONE POEMS and it is description I use of some of FAY'S lovely Cornish Odes !
                    Loved all three ~ Perfection them and I have an urge to TITLE THEM as I do your ABSTRACTS !
                    1. Who hath smelt wood smoke @ twilight ?
                    2. I can catch a RAINBOW !
                    3. Stranger on the Shore !
                    Thanks for caring and thanks for sharing my CHOCOLATE ~ Plain is best ! Yours BRIAN

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Cheers Brian - Nepeta : the main plant - quite subdued but a great filler - do like your titles. I keep files of all my poems and might name them as you've suggested.

                    • Laura🌻

                      Michael,
                      I enjoyed reading your “Three Pictures Painted”...
                      and they ARE three beautiful written visuals! It’s amazing what you’re able to do with your pen!

                      ~Laura~

                      • Michael Edwards

                        Ah thank you Laura - so pleased you like them.



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