Wild, Waiting, Long – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Poetry Form with an invitation to write a Kwansaba – a praise poem of seven lines containing seven words no word exceeding seven letters.

dVerse Poets – Poetry Form – Kwansaba and Blessing

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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” Maya Angelou

Wild, Waiting, Long

The morning sets fire to still water
across the scope of my old eyes,
finding cygnets asleep singing me to waken,
to peel back the shell of days,
the kernel of destiny wild, waiting, long
for this moment of refresh to birth
as waves of joy raise my thanks.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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30 responses to “Wild, Waiting, Long – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful words to start my day.. enjoy yours💖

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  2. This is a beautiful morning poem .. wishing you a peaceful and joyous Holiday.

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  3. A wonderful poem of thanks, praise, and joy!!

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  4. May the joy of the season fill your heart here at the closing if the year 2021, and may peace abide in 2022. This is a most difficult time for our planet earth, and a time of turmoil for its peoples. May 2022 begin the way back! ✌🏼❤️🌎


  5. This is so uplifting to read! Thank you !

    Happy New Year!


  6. Heartfelt poem Paul. I love this quote and try to live by it.

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  7. Love it, and a great reminder that in another part of the world there are cygnets… here they have grown up and left.

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  8. A great frame of mind to start your day! Beautiful, Paul! 🙂


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  10. sanaarizvi

    This deserves a standing ovation! 💝💝 Such excellent imagery and the poem packs a punch! Especially like; “finding cygnets asleep singing me to waken, to peel back the shell of days,”.. wishing you Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2022!


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