My Quest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See? Willow Poetry




My Quest

I had a dream
that I rode my white charger
across Ramsdale Bridge
by way of returning to Tintagel,
my quest for the Grail as yet, incomplete.
Too late I saw old Afrit
sleeping underneath,
my steed trod lightly
for he sensed the dragon
and we passed safely,
at that very moment I awoke
and feeling peckish
I set out on a quest to the fridge,
crossing the old wooden floor
carefully on tiptoe
lest I awaken my mother-in-law
who slept nearby.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under challenge, Free Verse, life, Mythology, poem

65 responses to “My Quest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice. Reminds me of my recent visit to the Don Quijote musuem in Guanajuato 🙂

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  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Oh my! I did not expect this ending, this was fun.

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  3. ilonapulianauskaite

    I really like it and the picture looks good as well🌸

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  4. Thanks for the lovely poem.

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  5. Priceless. Reblogging to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms

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  7. Oh no. My mother-in-law. The dragon awakes.

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  8. I think you have your equals, Paul — and thank the gods for that — but if there’s anyone who actually bests you for the clever turn at the end, I haven’t read them yet.

    Speaking of dragons, a blog critic took out after one of the poets who submitted a piece in response to my new poetry prompt. Just thought you should be forewarned in case you decide to submit an entry yourself. I can’t control the critics — it’s possible they’ll choose to praise your work in order to create a greater contrast with their incessant condemnations of me.

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  9. Has your mother-in-law read this? lol!

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  10. Ennle Madresan

    Brilliant, as always.

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  11. lol love the twist … 🙂

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  12. Wait, wait what did you get from the refrigerator? lol

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  13. haha love the twist at the end!

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  14. What a lovely poem and that ending is great, Paul!

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  15. I love this! (and at first I thought I wouldn’t!)

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  16. I could read poetry like yours all day! xo

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  17. Too funny! Now that’s a quest.

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  18. Oh! I’m just getting around to reading posts, this weekend, at the local bookstore and have gotten stares for my gaffaws at your ending! Love it!!

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  19. Love how you slipped the character’s mother-in-law as the dragon at the end. Such a hoot.

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