As The Sun Sets – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Sun – 8th anniversary


Photo: Taken at Atwell two winters ago.



As The Sun Sets

As the sun sets in the western sky
will it rise again tomorrow,
will it shine as it did at Runnymede,
or Philadelphia,
or Paris in 48,
or Mabo in 92,
the light is now clouded
darkness descends,
my heart hopes
yet weighed down.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, life, nature, poem, politics

19 responses to “As The Sun Sets – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The sun will always shine, hopefully. Well done, Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  2. I agree with those thoughts

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  3. poignant and powerful …

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  4. I don’t know anything about the references or the politics, but I feel the sense of despair with current attitudes and moods.

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  5. I believe it will. I always have hope.

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    • Yes, hope has a particular quality, that something good will happen irrespective of the presenting circumstance. I have found that to be true. Thank you Grace.


  6. lync56

    Wow another challenging poem of a scary reality


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