As Before – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Mish is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to use the word or its forms – Smudge.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Smudge

Photo: The point where the brook feeds into the ocean – Ellensbrook – its indigenous name is Mokidup.

“The land knows you, even when you are lost.” Robin Wall Kimmerer

As Before

The wind pierced me so
in beautiful ways, of which
words fail in the telling;
clouds painted the sky,
touching your rays and I
took them by the hand,
knowing, as before, your
joy would wash the earth
and smudge my soul with

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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34 responses to “As Before – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful! How I’d love to walk on that sand!

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  2. That place is a piece of heaven on earth. A place of profound healing. Your poem beams with positive, healing energy.

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  3. This is really beautiful Paul:
    ‘The wind pierced me so
    in beautiful ways, of which
    words fail in the telling;’
    You’ve done a good job in the telling, nevertheless 🙂

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  4. Fabulous words and photos Paul 🙂 🙂

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  5. Stunning, Paul.


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  6. It is stunning. I agree with David. I like the voice of the poem, all knowing that this place of sun, water, sky will provide comfort for the soul.

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  7. …your joy would wash the earth and smudge my soul with gratitude…
    love it! Beautiful reflection.

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  8. Great interpretation of the world smudge, Paul. I enjoyed reading your poem, and really like how you described nature touching us in different ways. Sometimes certain things can only be felt. Thank for sharing a peaceful photo and its background too.

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  9. You need to be grounded, to be able enjoying life. 😉 xx Michael

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  10. Amy

    Gentle and so beautiful…

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  11. I know whereof you speak.

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  12. lync56

    I could so relate to this poem so beautifully put


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