The Memory Remains – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo:  Splendid Fairy Wren


The Memory Remains

The dusky room of worn out boards
and endless drone,
where colour fades
and nothing glows,
whiskey days and ash trays,
stale air and chatter.
And as I gazed out on the world
of thunderstorm
and greyed sky,
I saw a momentary flutter.
And there in this dour sea,
a flash of blue so vivid,
it jolted
my heart awake,
a flood of joy so strong,
the memory remains,
and hope, I sensed,

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, nature, poem

34 responses to “The Memory Remains – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Your poetry is so beautiful,

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  2. Reblogged this on Cage Dunn: Writer, Author, Teller-of-tall-tales and commented:
    We have blue wrens visit our garden – and yes, it is a jolt to realise what you’re seeing! Such a brief rush of colour, such a delight in a world of mundanes and plains – the flash! thanks, Paul.

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  3. So profound and the reblogs say it all!

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  4. Oh, that moment of light! Enjoyed this.

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  5. You don’t write. You place words. Thoughtfully. Beautifully.

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  6. You can read this poem on so many levels, Paul. I held my breath until the end. Regards. Tracy.

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  7. Nice work, Paul. Well done.

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  8. threads and threads of meaning not just words

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  9. Paul, beautiful words come from your beautiful soul ❤

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  10. Oh wow! This one was so well penned Paul. When hope emerges, life does become truly beautiful 💖

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  11. lync56

    This is such a beautiful poem


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