Down-Payment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Sequester – Word of the Day


Windy Harbour, looking westward along the south coast.


Slowly fast we went
and sequestered time,
and left the rush of real life,
where devices twitter perched on data trees,
and slamming doors and ring tones
signal anxious rush to drudge.
We put a down-payment on us,
and floated to the sea,
to taste the salt in the air,
to feel the sand between our toes,
to smell the wattle and friends,
make garlands of seaweed,
and listen to the wisdom of birds,
and wonder, is water the same
yesterday, today and tomorrow?
It was only a day,
but it felt like more,
and I feel younger now,
O to drown in that sea.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under beach, bush walking, Free Verse, poem

31 responses to “Down-Payment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Akshaya Thulasi


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  2. Beautiful poetry, you’ve done the sea justice.

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  3. So important to break free and “put a down-payment on us”.

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  4. a restful device free day … what we all need 🙂

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  5. lync56

    So beautifully crafted describing a treasured moment together


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  6. Beautiful and evocative. I’ll have some of that!

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  7. Great poem, you had me at sequestration. lol

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