Winter’s Expiation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: segment of Lesmurdie Brook along the cascades and falls, Mundy Regional Park.

“The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” Darbara de Angelis

Winter's Expiation

Between the source and its ending
comes the journey unscripted, untold,
though bounded by ancient guides
and rhythms, the journey is its own
making of none foretold or known,
only its own drive to quench the thirst 
of its banks so long withheld before 
pooling in aesthetic delight, having 
been poured out as winter's expiation 
for summer's bold insufficiency
long endued.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under awareness, bush walking, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, seasons

20 responses to “Winter’s Expiation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. As I sit in 96*, I look forward to winter’s gift of relief from heat and humidity.

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  2. Wondrous imagery and superbly evolved Paul …

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  3. I had to stop and think about this one (which I enjoy doing).

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  4. Nature shows us the inner truth. Thank you for sharing, Paul! xx Michael

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