I Burned – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do YouSee? Willow Poetry

weekly-challenge.jpg

40.jpg

Photo provided by Helene Vaillant at Willow Poetry

 

 

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

63 Comments

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

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry

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

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Your words paint wonderful images, Paul.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Lively poem! Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Thank you so much for the beautiful poem.

    Liked by 2 people

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

    Liked by 2 people

  9. A WOW-poem, crackling good!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Brilliantly powerful!👏👏

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Pingback: What do you See? Roundup April/2,2019 | Willow Poetry

  12. 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 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  13. lync56

    Left me pondering

    >

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to ForgivingConnects Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.