Who Will? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“What is more generous than a window?” Pat Schneider

Who Will?

Who cares for the sill,
that faithful ledge of old
who holds the pane in high 
esteem and kindly thwarts
the elements of nature's unruly
love for us, now the blistering,
powdered paint exposing deep,
ancient cracks and shrinking,
the frame so loose, a sliver 
missing from the edge, no 
longer crisp and plumbly square,
wearing as the days inexorably 
roll along, and nature still calls by,
wondering, who will care for the sill?

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, poem, quote

12 responses to “Who Will? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. With you around, do we need snyone else! My god, Paul! Lucky is that crumbling sill to have such a lovely tribute written for it!


  2. Love this Paul – especially the rill, thrill of internal rhymes. (I guess you could play on the further.) You may like to look at a writing-for-wellbeing blog that I wrote in June 2020 – which delights in the poem by Pat Schneider that you reference. Do please add a link to Who Will, in my comments!

    writing our way whole: 12 at home beside the window


  3. Amy

    Beautifully expressed, Paul. Who will care for the sill?, true.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    I love the line “natures unruly love for us” describing so well our unending fight to protect ourselves from it


    Liked by 1 person

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