Poetry By John CannonDespite the Winter Storms
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Despite the Winter Storms
By John Cannon

hidden deep
in secluded
woodlands

we find
ephemeral
vernal pools,

appearing
when Winters
are wet,

and vanishing
with Spring and
Summer heat.

Now
on the cusp
of Spring

there are
mighty
convocations,

gatherings
of every kind
of frog,

at first making
just a few
tentative calls,

then building
day by day

to nearly deafening
cacophonies

chirps and peeps and croaks
and the delicate
sounds of sleigh bells,

proclaiming for
all the world to hear

that Spring
cannot be denied,

that love
and life

will go on.

frog
Image by Sharon Fisher


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