What Is The Colour Of Winter’s Passing? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: A scene from around Sandstone, the afternoon shadows creeping over.

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” Anton Chekhov

What Is The Colour Of Winter's Passing?

By what measure do we determine
any kind of experience, how do we 
perceive when, imperfect and 
incomplete, beauty arises in our midst, 
drawing our sense of wonder as we
gather the threads of waiting, causing 
us to ask, depending on the day, what
is the colour of winter's passing?

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

35 responses to “What Is The Colour Of Winter’s Passing? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Stunning photo and beautiful, reflective verse. Great post, Paul!

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  3. From what I am given to understand, it is a little different for each viewer

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  4. The transience and imperfection of nature is beautiful… Thanks for the wonderful verses.

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  5. A beautiful poem, and a good question, Paul!

    also – you might have a tiny typo in the very first line: did you mean “do” or “to”?


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  6. Awesome. Completely awesome 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Love the title and your contemplative musings.

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  8. I love, love, love this poem! It’s another that speaks directly for me and asks the question I needed to ask but never thought to.

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  9. Beautiful poem and nature at its wonderful best. Too good.

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  10. As CheKhov said. We evaluate our environment according to our feelings? xx Michael

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  11. excellent poem! I loved it!

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