Eyes To The Sky – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: dry creek bed at Niagara near Kookynie, not uncommon, such creeks might flow once or twice a year if storms bring enough rain and recharge the landscape.

“When the well is dry, they know the worth of water.” Benjamin Franklin

Eyes To The Sky

These veins run dry,
eyes to the sky, expectant,
lips parched, ever waiting
for heaven's tongue to 
moisten this dusty skin,
and slake the throat of life
that clings to the edge of 
hope, not knowing how
tenuous this unbalanced 
life is, hanging on, as if 
this is the only way to be,
eyes to the sky, expectant.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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34 responses to “Eyes To The Sky – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Excellent!👍👍

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  2. As I read your verses, and look at the picture, I seem to hear the earth calling for rain …🏜️

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  3. Hope is the Goddess!

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  4. So much color in this photo, unexpected.

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  5. Very effective use of metaphor!

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  6. great expressions Paul💖💖

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  7. Parched land, earth turned to dust… hard to re-imagine the summer droughts when winter here is far from done with us, and another storm starts to roll in.
    Beautifully expressed, Paul – I can see the stricken farmer gazing skywards.

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  8. Heartfelt. Majority of farmers in India rely on monsoon water and I see such faces while reading your poem Paul.

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  9. Beautifully expressed need to always be hopeful.

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