A Simple Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Photo: at the back of Tamma Park, Merredin. Sun shining through the rain clouds.


“The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour!”  Mehemet Murat Ildan

A Simple Hope

I saw her lips move
but no sound evolved
her eyes stone cold
in her heavy void,
that inner world
of the paper house
waiting to be torched
in a celebration of survival,
a rising beyond the
everyday ordeals,
but a lock is always an invitation,
so I ventured to speak a simple hope,
that we might just find a summer
in the midst of our winter.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com.


Filed under bush walking, Country, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

39 responses to “A Simple Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The last thing left in Pandora’s box.

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  2. The job you do so well. I should know.😚

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  3. I hope she accepted the offer of summer.

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  4. This is beautiful and particularly poignant at this time. x

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  5. Reading this made me misty eyed. I know Tamma Park well and was to visit Merredin next week. I feel like I’ve been wrenched from the embrace of this big State.

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  6. That’s a good thing to hope for.

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  7. your last 4 lines were excellent, a little bit of escapism in these trying times.

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  8. ” summer in the midst of our winter” – sounds ideal.

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  9. The quote from Ildan is excellent. I really felt that. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Amy

    find a summer in the midst of our winter — how I love it.

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  11. Utterly beautiful, Paul.

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