I Was Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.”  T.S. Eliot ‘Little Gidding’ (Four Quartets)


I Was Me

In my dream
we launched the Major Tom
and thrust through painted skies
hung with unknown stars,
like Theramania and Volsatus,
with exotic faces
and rarefied air,
a luminous melange
beckoning us
with exciting possibilities,
and yet,
even as we landed,
I knew that I was me
and you were you,
and that’s how it should be,
that’s how it is.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul,  pvcann.com


Filed under astronomy, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, Space

23 responses to “I Was Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. stunning quote and great poem to demonstrate it 🙂

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  2. I like it, Paul. It reminds me of the line from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, “No matter where you go, there you are.”

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  3. That was a beautiful dream.

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  4. lync56

    So true and crafted so well



  5. Beautiful poem! The discovery at the end is wonderful!


  6. Nice poem and the characters you are alluding to, are they from mythology or popular culture. Just curious.

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    • Major Tom is from the David Bowie song Space Oddity and the planet names I made up, so its using a sci-fi concept and then bringing it down to the personal. You can go anywhere, but you are still you.

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  7. Nice. Why do I keep hearing David Bowie and Elton John songs in my head as I read this? 😃

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