Winter’s Reign – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: Yellow pompom daisies east of Mt. Magnet.

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

Winter's Reign

Her coffin was a tempest raging,
sharp daggers of flashing light,
awash with cold water down its sides,
clouded in foreboding darkness,
she was restless even in death and,
sensing a struggle we rushed
forward and placed her hands in 
repose and closed the lid, no more
will she rage in these parts, 
time to celebrate her passing.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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44 responses to “Winter’s Reign – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Exquisite writing … winter comes too soon in my part of the world.

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  2. You forgot the wooden stake!

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  3. There is something about this poem that really resonates with me, but I can’t quite articulate what it is–rushing to place winter’s hands in repose, perhaps?

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  4. Wow… that was great Paul!!!💖💖

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  5. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely stellar writing, Paul! You describe the brutality and harshness of winter so well here. Especially like; “sharp daggers of flashing light, awash with cold water down its sides.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝💝

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  6. I think that she is leaving you for the Northern hemisphere.

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  7. Wow, a very vivid poem, Paul! You folded her hands and closed her casket! And why did you have to make winter female? 🙂

    Happy spring! ❤ It sounds like she is overdue.

    We have had a very wet summer, our rainy season in Florida, with moldy air causing allergies. I am looking forward to fall and winter…South Florida's most pleasant season.

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  8. Damn, Paul. Winter never sounded so evil before!


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  9. The imagery of winter being laid to rest is so striking, Paul.

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  10. We are just entering the fall season. Hallelujah! I am looking forward to winter because this summer was so hot and humid. It was just miserable. I grew up in the Snowbelt and now live in the South, so I am not averse to the winters here; they are not too bad.

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  11. Richmond Extra

    I fell in love with your poem💖😍👍 thankyou

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