As The Light Shines – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: a Hakea along the Lesmurdie Brook.

“The pursuit of perfection is tiresome.” Liz Russell

As The Light Shines

Beaten by fierce winds and cold rain,
less majestic after the passing storms,
eaten away at the edges of my defence,

∽ And yet, look closer at my translucent skin ∼

See my veins so clearly in the backlight,
now a version of stained glass in mono,
so beautiful as the light shines through.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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

23 responses to “As The Light Shines – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I don’t know if it was intentional, but the poem reminds me of aging skin that becomes thinner and more translucent, the veins showing through.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. after hardship there is the light ….

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Amy

    The light through the glass is delightful. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wonderful metaphoric. Thanks for another thoughtful poem, Paul! xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charis Counselling

    I love this style of poem and I love how you have used this plant as a metaphor


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