Your Key – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Your Key

always at the crossroads
frieze key at your finger tips
smiling down on Demeter
who hopes for the gift
of prosperity
while all others
desire your protection
for their doors.
But your one true gift
is the key
to cross the threshold,
that some may be gods
some will be Titans
should you favour their devotion
with your key to another world
where your love unlocks the eternal.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Note: Hecate – Εκατη, an acknowledged inclusion in the Greek pantheon was the protector of homes and people, and who also had the key to eternity.




Filed under challenge, Free Verse, Mythology, poem

45 responses to “Your Key – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Muntazir

    So beautiful

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  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Enchanting poem Paul. This key is a portal and blessing into one.

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  3. Wonderful poetic skill you have.

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  4. I like this and the informing note at the end.

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  5. Now, that is power. Nicely penned, Paul.

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  6. lovely and admire your knowledge of Greek history …
    key to eternity is in each of us but we have to unlock it ourselves 🙂

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  7. Ennle Madresan

    Marvelous as always.

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  8. Only you could write such beautiful lines Paul.

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  9. What a magical and enchanting poem!😊 ❤️

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  11. I like this very much. And the nod to the ancients. I did not know that about Hecate. On a good day we learn at least one new thing 🙂

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  12. Lyn CANNON



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