No Trace – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Brush-Tailed Possum, found at Australian Geographic and credited to http://www.shutterstock.com

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.” Vincent Van Gogh

No Trace

The urgent demand of the fading burnished light,
a call to notice the melodies of feathered friends
and coppered tones of boughs and leaves,
intense revolt against the close of darkest night.

A call to notice the melodies of feathered friends,
the crackling of dry grass as possums pass,
intense revolt against the the close of darkest night
runs riot unseen across lawn and canopy.

The crackling of dry grass as possums pass,
a seething highway or wriggling, crawling life
runs riot unseen across lawn and canopy
where no trace remains at dawn's first soft glow.

A seething highways of wriggling, crawling life,
and coppered tones of boughs and leaves
where no trace remains at dawn's first soft glow,
the urgent demand of the fading burnished light.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

13 Comments

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13 responses to “No Trace – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautifully expressed, Paul. I tend to think all is quiet outside at night, but in reality there are all sorts of wildlife running amuck out there! It’s probably best that I’m not aware of some of them, but the deer tracks right up to the house in the morning are somehow comforting.

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  2. Your pantoum has given me new night vision!

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  3. such a beautiful expression of the creatures of the night Paul!💖

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  4. Wonderful, and the image of the possum is so lovely.;-) Yes, nature has is very brillant night life. Michael

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  5. lync56

    I love this poem

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