Restoration – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Granite outcrop along the Lesmurdie Brook, Mundy Regional Park.

“Rain is grace ….” John Updike


Excoriated by summer's gaze,
desiring winter's cool soothe to
bathe the long ache of leathered,
split skin, parched and papering
to dust, needing the kindness of 
heavens dew washing over the 
passage of time, soft as lizards 
feet, tender child of the brook 
once more, playing water's
song of restoration.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under bush walking, Free Verse, nature, poem, quote

18 responses to “Restoration – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I know the feeling 🙂

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  2. I can feel the earth’s relief . . .

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Amy

    Beautifully expressed, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Charis Counselling

    A beautify use of words


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