Winter’s Cool – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” William Blake

Winter’s Cool

My child’s love was spring and summer,

even early autumn here is summer,

those languid days of bathers, sand and

carefully manicured lawns,

no responsibilities

no blankets required,

sitting out in the warm of every night.

Things change, of course they do,

and lately I’ve come to appreciate winter,

after a long truce

now an embrace of all that is cool,

besides, there’s no shame in

blankets or coats,

still, summer is my first love,

but winter is my mistress.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote, seasons

15 responses to “Winter’s Cool – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love hats styled like that on men – any gat except a baseball cap which is prevalent here—along with cowboy hats😀

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  2. I love the use of metaphor in this one. It really resonated with me. I came to the same realization this year when I came to appreciate November and trees with no leaves. It took me by surprise.

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  3. I love the balanced dichotomies in this poem, Paul – summer and winter. I, too, have grown to love winter, the settling in, the cozying up. The last two lines are just marvelous.

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  4. Wonderfully woven words, lovely poem.

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  5. lync56

    I love it so well said


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