Moon Trick – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon




“Never give up for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”  Harriet Beecher Stowe


Moon Trick

At five the shore was long,
as long as it would ever be today
or any other day,
and I had not taken the time to
remember this nor to ponder
that it it might remain so,
that the tide might not come back
today or any other day,
that the sand should be divorced,
she the grieving widow
uncovered by her beloved
exposed and bereft,
her tears captive to the sun,
but the moon played her trick
and covered the shore once again,
I left with joy in my heart
knowing that all the tears were gathered.

©Paul Vincent Cannon





Filed under beach, environment, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, nature, poem, quote

47 responses to “Moon Trick – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ah, the moon…loved this poem.

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to the sea and tides.

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  3. Ah! the Pull of the Moon – lovely

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  4. What a fresh and original concept. You do have that talent, Paul.


  5. What a lovely poem to return to. ❤️

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  6. Cannot but love it…since you mentioned the moon! 🙂

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  7. Amy

    Love the last line…

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  8. Imagining the ocean as made of tears is a conceptual leap. What a beautiful playing out of events in your poem. I can feel the joy at the end.

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  9. I enjoyed this meditation on the tide, another apt metaphor for this life we live.

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  10. A wonderful poem honouring the moon, and his influence on the earth.

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  15. lync56

    So beautiful and in need of sharing wider as we need to reminded of this when facing adversity


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