Poetry By John Cannon


The Softest Kind of Peace
Poetry By John Cannon

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The Softest Kind of Peace
Poetry By John Cannon

The lovely light snow
falls gently
into our bare-tree woods,
 
Small green pines
already sparkle
with a coat of purest white,
 
A group of deer scamper,
raising puffs of snow-dust,
 
The birds and squirrels
hustle to find food
before the blanket deepens;
 
Snow batting covers every surface,
muffling sounds
and smoothing
all the world’s hard edges;
 
My mind slows down
to match the rhythm
of the steady
falling snow
 
As the softest
kind of peace
descends
around me.