April – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night 241 – April

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Notably, April is autumn in Australia and is less visually distinct, except for the introduction of deciduous plants which change colour and shed their leaves. In contrast most eucalypts shed all year round, and the only noticeable colouring of autumn is the green grass. But in the northern hemisphere it is spring. April means, following the Latin aperire, to open. I’m going with spring for this poem.

 

April

She was more than a little shy,
slow to blossom and
reluctant to show,
she clung to the covers of winter
fearing she’d catch cold,
but one warm day she unfurled
her buds so beautiful
limbs slender yet full
her nakedness was
utterly bewitching,
but only for a moment,
what really captivated
was the way she opened
inwardly for everyone
and touched the eyes
of their hearts.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Filed under Free Verse, nature, poem, seasons

89 responses to “April – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It always seems odd thinking of April being autumnal…

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  2. ❤ Lovely word choices and ideas, Paul.

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  3. I love this! So vivid as I read it.

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  4. Beautiful. Autumn is my favorite, spring second.

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  5. Such beautiful words. You have defined the beauty of spring and rejuvenation in your words.

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  6. I liked the eyes in the heart mentioned at the end.

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  7. Sweet poetry, Paul! 🙂 Autumn in April sounds funny to me! 🙂

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  8. When I lived in Canada, despite the creep of winter, autumn was my favourite time of year. The poem is exquisite, and something sensual about it too. (Despite the decades in Australia, I’m still adjusting to a hot Christmas!)

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  9. Amy

    Beautiful, Paul! Love the last line. 🙂

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  10. It’s an awesome poem sir,thanks a lot for sharing.

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  11. irresistible words Paul, just delightful to see nature at her best through your eyes and words.

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  12. Beautiful poem! I’m glad it’s spring here and not autumn, for while I love autumn best of all seasons, I do not like what follows.

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  13. Great personification – I hadn’t realised April was to do with opening – I love the way you use that theme to create a young girl, and Spring herself.

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  14. Love it, sounds wonderful. The concert of nature has started. MIchael

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  15. Another beautifully written poem. It’s autumn outside here too and the ground is littered with leaves. Nearly 9 years in South Africa, April in autumn still seems so wrong after a lifetime in the UK. Happy Easter!? (and where are the daffodils?) 😉

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    • Thank you Chris, Happy Easter. Yes having one experience is logged in the mind and body, and is not easily changed by new experiences. Yeah, where are the daffodils? 🙂

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  16. Aww Paul! This is gorgeous!

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  17. Awesome, Paul! So beautifully penned, My Friend!

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  18. This is beautiful Paul, like a shy lover wsrming to passion…

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  19. Wonderful, and the way you describe the bloom makes me think of Magnolia…

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  20. Enchanting, showing her inward is truly the essence of true beauty!😊❤️

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  21. James Sweeney

    Excellent poem! I’ve recently started running my own page and I was wondering if I reblog this poem could you possibly reblog one of mine? I have a few published on my page alongside my normal blogs

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    • Happy to like, and happy to link, I’m not big on reblogging, I leave that to those who specialise and have a following for that. But I’m happy to do a link.

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  22. Autumn is beautiful no matter when it occurs. Your poem is lovely.

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  23. Nice words.
    I also write poems and would love to have your suggestions on it. Please check my blog : http://www.alienicpoems.wordpress.com

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  24. lync56

    Wow that is such a beautiful poem

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  25. “She was more than a little shy “…
    brilliant !

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  26. Beautiful choice of words. I loved it!

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  27. Woah your use of words was beautiful, as someone who doesn’t live in a 4 Seasons country this helped me understand something I never experienced before. 😀

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  28. My first time of reading your words and I love them. You inspire me more about the beauty of nature

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