Michael Edwards









The dew-beads wait like clinging tears

until the hour of memories

when pipe-drips form and gently fall

reflecting sparkling rainbow hues

displacing rippling symmetry

upon the glittering water’s guise.


Stream-hovering dragonflies on wing

where shadowed ferns sleeve sleeping banks

and purling currents ruffle stones

time-smoothed by water’s flow.

A place where shadows fall ahead

with memories of what will be.



  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful write Michael, I could see the drops and the stream.

  • orchidee

    Lovely write Michael. Got any memories of Miss Berles?!

    • Michael Edwards

      I have indeed - I recall her getting up to no good with Miss Ann Tonym. Left us all speechless.

      • orchidee

        Did you see Sy (Symon) Nonym too - Ann's brother? He changed his surname slightly from 'Tonym' (best I could do. lol)

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      • dusk arising

        Ah yes those memories of what will be. BBC and Dr Who have a lot to answer for. E='MC5', a bunch of musicians from Michigan. Not quite my cup of tea but this 1969 recording is a bit like a glance into what became the future of music:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvJGQ_piwI0
        Not recommended listening.

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks dusk - must listen to the not-recommended music sometime in the future - after all I can't listen to it in the past 🙂

        • Heartwriter

          Most certainly a fav of mine. Perfect.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          INTERESTING POEM MIKE ~ The title is a deja vu enigma ~ the poem is a "que sera sera" gem ~ Thanks for redonning your "Mantle of Seriousness" Love the picture many such inviting "gates" in the Essex Villages ! Thanks BRIAN ~ Please visit my ROSE GARDEN.

          • Michael Edwards

            Tis indeed enigmatic - in fact it leaves me a little puzzled - I love to set the reader guessing.

          • orchidee

            What with 'to be or not to be' and 'que sera sera', I dunno if I'm coming or going!' lol.

            • Michael Edwards

              Do you wear a baseball cap back to front? Personally I wouldn't wear one on principle - only on my head !!

            • Candlewitch

              dear Michael,

              to read this poem out loud was very soothing to me.it is so calm and serene, I found it so. love the drawing, is it yours?

              *hugs, Cat

              • Michael Edwards

                Thanks Cat - yes the sketch is mine - it was one I did as a preparatory sketch for a commission

              • Laura🌻


                Your great sketch reminds me of my home in Italy!
                The poem is intriguing!
                “Time-smoothed by water’s flow.”
                This line makes me think of getting older in a less stressful manner!


                • Michael Edwards

                  The gentle polishing of the stones by the gurgling waters - well as I get older I gurgle but not sure about the polish lol 🙂
                  Thanks Laura

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