I Know They Will – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Looking north-west across Koombana Bay, Bunbury.

“In the midst of winter I found there was within me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

I Know They Will

Winter stirs suggestively,
knowing that it sets the bones
so well, that one feels before it is 
felt, knowing that it desires to be
penetrated by shafts of intangible
sunlight, latterly I reach out, and 
they dance away behind the laden,
grey clouds, with no promise of
returning, but I know they will.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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27 responses to “I Know They Will – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. You must be feeling your age, physically or psychologically.

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  2. Seasons are caused by the revolution of earth around the sun and the fact that earth is tilted on its axis. The seasons repeat year after year as the revolutionary behavior of the earth continues as well as the fact that earth is permanently tilted on its axis; the earth goes through the same behavior each year.

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  3. One of the interesting and delightful things I find in your photos are the unique names of areas

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  4. What a positive outlook! Winter will surely be followed by spring. ❤ Beautiful poem, Paul! Take care!

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  5. A classic and (for me) a fantastic imagination: ” ……… penetrated by shafts of intangible sunlight”!
    Photo: most beautiful!

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  6. Your poem feels like winter in a place where it doesn’t snow.

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  7. We tend to wait for what we don’t have at the moment like We miss the sun when we are freezing in cold and vice versa..

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  8. Your poem is perfect for this moment, Paul! The cold and the damp settle in my bones too, but this afternoon the sun is shining and I have one of those slanting sunbeams on my back. 🙂

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  9. I agreet to all the other comments. A empowering poem! xx Michael

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  10. Charis Counselling

    A nice reminder at the moment that the sun will return – great poem


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  11. JJ

    Beautiful ❤

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