Uneasy Truce – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Australian Geographic: New Holland Honeyeater
"Birds are the first and the greatest performers."  Olivier Messiaen

Uneasy Truce

Summer's largess has rent the sky
while autumn now questions
the heavenward strands
weighing the bough,
needing relief lest the
heavy winds of winter might 
toss and split them wide,
and I stand cut ready but a 
chorus of honeyeaters hurl an
invective of my early demise
should I touch their hallowed space,
the truce is uneasy,
promises of care yet
they remain shrill,
standing guard,
sudenly they are eagles and
I am their field mouse.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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18 responses to “Uneasy Truce – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Quite so, Paul. There is much I could say about this. I really like this metaphor. So well done.

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  2. Suddenly they are eagles… Well put.
    (Birds are brave little things)

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  3. Charis Counselling

    Haha a familiar occurrence – love the way you have craft it into this poem


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  4. Great and very positive, Paul! Thank you! Michael

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