Everything – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Pathetic Fallacy (conveying emotions/mood using references to weather).

Photo: Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park – Hamelin Bay

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” Susan J. Bissonette


My vulnerable bones fulminate against winter's lingering 
chill and my mouth speaks mistily of earth's grand tilt
south up, as Helios smiles dispelling the grey oppression
of now parting in weak resistance to the coming light 
that warms a promise of hope as nature speaks in loud 
colours of life, birthing out of rain's pregnant desire for 
something fresh, new, verdant, in my deepest self,
where buds are coiled in wait of springing forth into the
very next moment of the unmeasured joy of everything.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

33 responses to “Everything – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Perfect quote picked for this weekly challenge 😇. And an amazing parallel created between the weather and one’s mental state. How long the overcast emotions are going to challenge our 💛 Helios 💛 , in the end spring is welcomed. And so blooms our dream. 🙃

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  2. That’s fabulous, very evocative.

    I used to do a lot of linked posts years ago, this one looks interesting.

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  4. Wow, Paul! The Masters are all smiling. Did you feel them sitting on your shoulder when you wrote?

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  5. I really like the movement of this poem as winter rouses itself for the transition into the joy of new life in the spring.

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  6. Charis Counselling

    Beautifully grafted words – reflecting my feelings – bring on spring and summer


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  7. You capture the anticipation of spring so well!

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  8. That is truly lovely, Paul. It is good that you write about spring so eloquently because I fear the words record history, a state that once was.

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  9. This is a fantastic piece Paul.

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  11. The poem is reflecting my feelings and secret wishes too. 😉 Thank you, Paul!

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