Taking Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Taking Time

I looked back towards the horizon
and I measured by heart
the distance traveled,
once, I craved the everything beyond
devouring places in the wake of drive,
now I savour where I’ve been
and the who of many conversations,
we lost a few along the way
raising the tide with a tear or two,
days past there was no rest
we moored for little
yet, curious, we delved for a while,
more often on the move
we compassed the globe and tore about
even now we’re far from still
but the harbour is inviting now
where I desire to be moored,
with long tables
in languid time
where words are shared
and never consumed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: warp can refer to the weave of a rope, but it can also mean the art of mooring a boat using rope.


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under beach, boats, Free Verse, life, poem

43 responses to “Taking Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is so beautiful. Made me misty eyed!

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  2. Ways from here to there—
    Matters not the distance met-
Withers on embrace—

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  3. Perfectly crafted, Paul.

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  4. Thank you so much sir for sharing the beautiful poem🙏🙏🙏

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  5. you have talent, man this is so beautiful!

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  6. Skillfully examined – how life changes gears, more contentment in the slower lane.

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  7. WOW, incredibly beautiful lines.

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  8. I love this too, Paul. I’m comparing it with the journey of life.


  9. lync56

    This poem moved me to tears

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