She Went Deep – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Frost


“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck

She Went Deep

She went deep, 
so deep that she opened the door 
of summer's heat to winter's cool
in a flash of such interior calm that
time slowed down a pulse of almost
nil and a half where the externals 
were clear for the first time and
she slipped away inside, distilling
everything to an unsurpassable 
peace of body held as she withdrew
the world from her heart under a 
canopy of frost so cool, the heat of 
life could not seduce and melt her.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, challenge, Free Verse, life, meditation

25 responses to “She Went Deep – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Another wow. There is much to absorb here and all I could think while reading is that I’ve only begun to penetrate the frost.

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  2. Adele went Rolling In The Deep.

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  3. Thank you so much for that VJ, I really appreciate your response to this.


  4. That flash of interior calm seems worth going deep for.

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  5. lync56

    Deep by name and by nature


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  6. It’s worth an attempt at least to drown on those feelings

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  7. Ahh! To have it slow down….deep, Paul.

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