With Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: found on Pinterest

“Because today, I think I’m leaning on the side of wonder.” Melina Marchetta

With Hope

She stood as if leaning against the wind,
but there was no wind, just her tired frame 
pitted against an invisible pressure, feted 
with a comfortable pose well practiced,
leaning into life as if pitching towards
uncertainty, leaning with intent, with 
hope, she had been leaning for sometime
towards hope.

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

25 responses to “With Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ooooh I love this; I recognise this stance and it is one that I would like to rest into more and more.
    I love the serendipity and synchronicity of this, Paul, as today I was talking to an older friend about these very things, and the phrase came to me: ‘Hope is a rehearsal for joy’ which I am savouring today in the face of both remembered joys and grieving sadnesses.
    Such is life, ever oscillating betweenwise,,, Go well, and thanks!

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  2. as if pitching towards

    She must have a lot of confidence!


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  3. When leaning toward hope, strength to go on is given. Thoughtful words from you as always, Paul.

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  4. If Hope is there , everything possible!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Beautifully delivered in words and imagery Paul!💖


  6. Beautiful poem paired with a lovely photo, Paul. ❤ Have a great week!

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  7. Amy

    leaning with intent, with hope,… very touching.

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  8. Ah, yes! Hope, when what isn’t there is strong enough to support you and uncertainty is forgotten as trust rebuilds.


  9. That lean feels like a yearning. Lovely, Paul. 🙂


  10. Charis Counselling

    I love the imagery in this poem – I feel like this sometimes



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