Still Rising – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo by Jakub Novacek from Pexels

“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.” Jack London

Still Rising

I traced the line of the meteor's red arc
in the fullness of your glistening eyes,
awaiting love's long, cruel demise,

∽ so soon fooled by its trajectory ∼

a much tilted orbit, ablaze, still rising,
lighting the sky's shadowed back,
tracing a smile on your glistening lips.

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

23 responses to “Still Rising – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Jack London was a favorite of my sisters and me growing up❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. It’s a ‘ Star ‘ which twinkles continuesly!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Beautiful. I think you are a romanticist at heart.

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  4. I have always been a star lover and prefered those over moon…and this.. is exactly the reason why.

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  5. Beautiful imagery, Paul. Very vivid metaphor! 🙂

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