Too Many – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Unhappy



Photo: Lake Brown, just below Eaglestone Rock (Nungarin), just as the sun is setting, the moon visible. Lake Brown has always been a natural salt lake, but human impact has exacerbated the salinity and balance of the lake’s eco-system.


Too Many

I walked the lake around today and
said a prayer for the one tree who
had sighed its last lying in the midden
of our lust and sorrows, lachrymose,
I have said too many prayers of late.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under bush walking, Country, environment, Five Lines, Free Verse, nature, poem

44 responses to “Too Many – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Ah, sad tree. A good poem Paul.

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  2. Too many trees gone Paul. 😢

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  3. Salty tears can become an acquired taste.

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  4. It seems we need more than prayers, Paul. Sad indeed.

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  5. salty tears we cry
    as one by one they die
    but continue saying goodbye

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  6. Poignant. How I felt driving through the mountains this past weekend, through all the dead trees from a forest fire.

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  7. So powerful and sad. Thank you though for a new word to add to my list of new words. I had never heard the word “lachrymose” before. It is a good (but sad) word that I suspect I can use sometime.

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  8. Amy

    Too many… So very sad.

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  9. praying with you but too many are waiting for someone else or govt to do something … their excuse not to accept responsibility 😦

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  10. Thanks a lot sir for the great message for all of us especially for the environment lovers and for those who are trying to save the earth from odd climate changes.

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  11. Very good, albeit very sad poem. There will be a price to pay for our lack of good stewardship over the earth. 😥

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  12. Suzanne

    Oh gosh – that touched my heart. A very powerful poem indeed.

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  13. Sorrowful, and reflects how I’ve been feeling lately – too many prayers.

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  14. So sad. We must never give up our tears and prayers! They are needed to nourish and strengthen us for the battles yet to come. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  15. lync56

    Beautifully sad


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