The Feeling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” Paul Theroux

The Feeling

I can see how that flowed into my life,
the feeling that winter has possessed me
with unexpected gratitude for respite,
a stepping back from the brazen sun.

The feeling that winter has possessed me,
leading me along a mindful hibernation,
a stepping back from the brazen sun
with time to be quiet and ruminatious.

Leading me along a mindful hibernation
through completely different connections,
with time to be quiet and ruminatious,
a curious collect of creative experience.

Through completely different connections
with unexpected gratitude for respite,
a curious collect of creative experience,
I can see how that flowed into my life.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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39 responses to “The Feeling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Rejuvenation is Liveliness!

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  2. “with time to be quiet and ruminations” you have put that in a very precise manner.
    I have always feel like winter is quite dull and gloomy season. It seems like everything has lost its colour.

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  3. So beautiful! Thank you, Paul.

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  4. Yes Paul !! .. I am not as active over winter as I used to be … and the hibernating process allows me slow my system down and appreciate the cool calmness that surrounds me …

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  5. Thank you for giving voice to my own experience with your insightful pantoum. I love it when that happens!

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  6. A lovely cast of winter’s respite from the brazen Sun. Love the introspection while in hibernation, but also love that transition to Spring. Heavy rains here today, rejuvenating all

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  7. oh I do love your lines captured so healing and lovely. I have to say I’m happiest in the sun though Paul❣️

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  8. Amy

    …flowed into my life, beautfiul and very smooth.

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  9. Winter is really a gift to be able to relax. But this year I would like to make an exception. 😉 Best wishes! Michael

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  10. “with time to be quiet and ruminatious ” a wake up call for me, when I was struggling with covid. Giving the link of this poem in one of my write–up. I hope it is ok?

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  11. lync56

    Another beautiful pantoum

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  12. Love this poem (and the form). It’s all Summer and gardening and beach in my neck of the woods, and what a relief it is this year…and yet, I’ve always loved Winter, and you have wonderfully put in words how I feel about a cold, quiet, gray November day with a slow down of life coming. Thanks!

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