I Burned – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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I Burned

I dreamt you lightening bird
twice you came to me
in the night
and I burned while
flames danced at my window
and you crackled
when I stroked your hair.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: The Lightening Bird is a mythological bird that was believed to be able to call down thunder and lightening (African mythology – Zulu and other peoples).

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under challenge, Free Verse, love, Mythology, poem, romance

63 responses to “I Burned – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. i like the mythical weaving here Paul, a bird that could summon thunder, amazing imagery in you poetry

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  2. Came alive, for me. Beautiful and evocative.

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  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Your poem invited alive imagery Paul. Thank you for the info on the Lightening Bird, impressive!

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  4. An amazing image you have conjured, stunningly beautiful.

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  5. Your words paint wonderful images, Paul.

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  6. Lively poem! Loved it!

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  7. Thank you so much for the beautiful poem.

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  8. Wow, this is powerful, Paul! The alliteration is great. Blessings, and have a happy Sunday. 🙂

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  9. Ennle Madresan

    A WOW-poem, crackling good!

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  10. Atul Depak

    well written.

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  11. Brilliantly powerful!👏👏

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  13. Thanks for the kernel of info – I went and looked up the little birdie.
    The Hammerkop! I think your verse captured the spirit of the myth 🙂

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  14. lync56

    Left me pondering


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