Warmth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Photo: wildflowers at Talgomine Reserve.

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”  John Muir



Winters dark that keeps the soil
surrenders now to shards of early light
that creep around the curtains
and stroke my eyes,
rousing me from sleep and
filling the air with crackle and buzz
a language feared redundant,
the sad rot of autumn feeds the new
and a warmth long absent in my bones
draws forth life in every corner,
while everywhere expectation wafts
and I weave my sense of joy
into this new day.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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

41 responses to “Warmth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful description of spring! Some really appealing lines.

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  2. Zael Sealing

    Exquisite, especially how you wove (weaved) the final lines.

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  3. Excellent words. Also love the John Muir quote.

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  4. Your poem feeds me, Paul. Really love it.

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  5. Beautiful poem! I love the photo as well.

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  6. And you weave your well honed craft into verses filled with new hope…inspiring work Paul!

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  7. This has a lovely cadence, breathing life into the changing seasons. Very nicely done 😊
    Caz x

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  8. Sounds like a poem written south of the equator for sure. 🙂

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  9. It’s in nature that we fall in love again and again and your poem speaks to this, for me. Such a lovely poem for this beautiful time of year.

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  10. Can we hide autumn and winter here? 😉 Love spring and summer much more. 🙂 Michael

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  11. You have such wonderful way to make things come alive with your words. I love it.

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  12. lync56

    I can so relate to the sentiment in this poem – so well crafted once again


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