The Bell Tolls – a Wayra by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Poetry Form with an invitation to write a Wayra, a short poetry form (five lines 5-7-7-6-8) non-rhyming. The Wayra is a popular form from Peru and Bolivia (you can learn more by clicking on the link to dVerse below).

dVerse Poets – Poetry Form – The Wayra

Photo: Bernhard_Staerck at

“Free yourself from any load that impedes you.” Charmaine J. Forde

The Bell Tolls

Peal a ding, ding, dong,
when the sonorous brass bongs
what do I need to put down,
heavy weight title mine,
suffocating leaden deadweight.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


Filed under awareness, Five Lines, Free Verse, life, poem, psychology, quote, Wayra

23 responses to “The Bell Tolls – a Wayra by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice one! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great use of the onomatopoeia

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  2. The image, quote, and your poem all work very well together.

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  3. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That’s a lot of weight and pressure to carry. I love the quote and photo!

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  5. Aww. Such a cool one. And that photo. Wow. Thanks.

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  6. Wonderful, she says … with a huge grin on her face.

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  7. very clever, and awesome photo too, Paul!


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  8. The photo is painful to see, a perfect pairing with your beautifully-written poem, Paul โค

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  10. sanaarizvi

    I absolutely love this! Yes, at times we must shed the extra weight that brings us down .. the poem puts me in the mind of toxicity that surrounds us .. and from which we need to refrain from indulging in. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

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  11. Charis Counselling

    Only short but so powerful insight



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