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 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


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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!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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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 ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

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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? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy spring! โค 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 poem๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ thankyou

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