The Imagination Of Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: White paper daisies and another flower I’m uncertain of on the way to Sandstone, in this arid sector life bursts forth.

“If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.” Matshona Dhliwayo

The Imagination Of Hope

Where soil is but sand and sits as powder,
forcing trees to cling tenuously as they
wait for any drop of moisture to turn this 
hardpan into a glue that would suck down
every rock should they fall prey to the one
downpour that sustains all things in land 
where life suddenly bursts forth with a 
beauty so striking in its barren surrounds,
it takes away any sense of anticipation,
any sense of knowing, as the earth is 
drowned in a celebration of pinks, whites, 
blues, yellows, purples. oranges, lighting
the fuse of the imagination of hope.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under bush walking, camping, Country, environment, Free Verse, nature, poem, quote

24 responses to “The Imagination Of Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “ drowned in a celebration of pinks, whites,
    blues, yellows, purples” beautiful

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  2. The desert is very much an alien landscape for me. Thank you for sharing its beauty and wonder.


  3. Yes…signs of hope always there for us.


  4. Striking in this setting

    Sent from my iPhone



  5. Lovely words and picture.


  6. Spring has definitely sprung here too! Amazing to see carpets of flowers covering the landscape – the world springs anew.

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  7. Beautiful flowers, so unique …😊🌼

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  8. Charis Counselling

    Thank you for putting this experience into words so eloquently – such beauty in so harsh a landscape


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  9. I saw the desert in bloom in Arizona once. It was spectacular! Lovely photo and poem, Paul! ❤ Have a great week!

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  10. Lady Robinson

    The title is what catches my eye 👁because I myself had an Imagination of Hope and now I can wake up and see it before imagining it but not all the time 😏Guess the Pandemic brought some good things to some of us 😀

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