The Day’s Joyful Decay – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” Jane Austen

The Day's Joyful Decay

Languorous days like thin batter 
smoothly poured, filling the crevices
and cracks of an otherwise ordinary 
hazy day with lazy pleasures now
piled up in the sink, an upturned book, 
a pack of cards, and chilled white wine
warming in the rosewater light of 
autumn swoon, the stillness undisturbed
in the day's joyful decay.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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24 responses to “The Day’s Joyful Decay – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A luscious poem to celebrate a day of joyful decay.

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  2. This has been my autumn day – lazy lunch and a little doze…
    Excellent, Paul 😉

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  3. Beautiful. What else do humans need? 😉 Have a nice Sunday, Paul! xx Michael

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  4. Joyful decay is a delightful Enjoy!

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  5. An exquisite ahhh poem . . . It immediately took me to Indian summer here.


  6. Sounds like a lovely afternoon.

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  8. lync56

    Oh yes you took me to that place and moments


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