Brighter, Lighter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” Gerard de Nerval

Brighter, Lighter

Today winter's beautiful melancholia
peeped in autumn's sepia window
it was the solitary white rose who
captured my heart in the maelstrom of
rain and buffeting wind, open to the
world she shone such joy, and I 
shared her dewey tears and smiled,
and suddenly the world was brighter,
lighter, aflame with something beyond 
words, a passion singed and burning.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All rights Reserved ®


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28 responses to “Brighter, Lighter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. 🌹 Rose has been the most charming and beautiful Nature Creation with unique and special fragrance!
    Nice selection!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. lync56

    I love this one too


    Liked by 3 people

  3. Nature always does it for me.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I love this poem! It gave me such a lift.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Thank goodness for rain, a rose and a beautiful poem, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I can so clearly relate to this, Paul. The bright white flowers of my Iceberg roses smile through the winter rain. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Wonderful written, Paul! The nature is we always can trust. 😉 Michael

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  8. Amy

    Yes, …. aflame with something beyond words. Beautiful, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Beautiful Rose, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. those are the moments in poetry and life that make us stop happy to seize the moment. Nicely done Paul❣️

    Liked by 1 person

  11. I found my voice

    Amazing, beautiful 🌹🌹🌹🌹


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