Fire So Soft – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Softly the evening came with the sunset.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Fire So Soft

The sun, now tired, slowly
declined, but desired to paint
a masterpiece, brushing a glow
that kissed the river's silken skin
with fire so soft it burned beauty
into such a feeling where words
of meaning were meaningless,
could never be offered as pale 
praise and were quietly swallowed
in favour of receiving, knowing 
there was nothing I could add.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

32 responses to “Fire So Soft – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ah, but your words do such justice.

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  2. This is an Ahhhh poem. Thank you.

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  3. Nature says so much without uttering a word….often leaving me speechless.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. No words…. ahhhhhh…. oooh… ❤️

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  5. Beautiful photo and words. My thoughts also to marvel at natural beauty.

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  6. With such words, who would need more words!

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  7. A descending sun can have multiple interpretations, but those few moments when a silky river appears to swallow the sun can leave us breathless and speechless. 🌅

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  8. I can only whisper ‘how wonderful’…

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  9. Magical verse my friend 🙋🏻‍♂️

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  10. Amy

    “Magical verse”, indeed!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. A great one for calming down. Only the nature is bringing this to us. Michael

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