Poetry By John Cannon


Reflections II
Poetry By John Cannon

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Reflections II
Poetry By John Cannon

There are
clouds
 
so delicate
so transparent
 
you don’t
notice them,
 
no solid form
to draw your eye.
 
The sky just looks
a little lighter,
 
a pastel
instead of deep blue
 
until,
 
at the very last moment
before the sun is gone
 
the whole sky
is illuminated
 
with the softest
golden radiance
 
and finally
you see
 
just briefly
 
how these clouds
can
 
light up
 
the whole world.
 
 There are
people
 
so intuitive
so subtly sensitive
to others
 
you don’t
notice them,
 
no intrusive presence
to draw your attention.
 
They move gently
among us
 
without rippling
our waters
 
with a soft word
here,
 
a gentle expression
there,
 
a slight action
that doesn’t register
in your conscious mind
 
until
 
you realize
 
how these small gestures
can
 
lighten up
 
your whole world.