Take Flight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics- Using the Art of Beverly Dyer


Art Work: Beverly Dyer – ‘October Feathers’ provided by dVerse Poets.


“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.”  Emily Dickinson


Take Flight

Questions dawned
as I wandered the edge of my garden,
the borders of my day,
I stooped to retrieve a feather
which answered my question,
“How shall I?”
with such a lightness,
that spoke,
“Take flight Little bird,
take flight.”

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com



Filed under challenge, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, nature, poem, quote

57 responses to “Take Flight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I enjoyed this one, sometimes one just needs to spread those wings and see where things go.

    I contemplated using this piece of artwork.

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  2. Nice! Feathers draw us upward! The lightness of being!

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  3. such lovely metaphors ❤

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  4. Feathers lost from flights already taken speaking of what they know best. Love the message in your poem.

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  5. This invokes a light-hearted spirit letting wings take flight, the odd feather tells the story of sacrifice and delight.

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  6. I love the lightness of the poem, Paul.

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  7. This is beautiful, Paul. Light as a feather, but strong and wise. I really like this one.

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  8. Beverly Crawford

    A gentle wisdom. Good write!

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  9. I like the comparison between the edge of one’s garden and the borders of one’s day.

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  10. Love this! The “borders of my day”, the spirit of the little bird. Excellent.

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  11. Delicate words. So lovely! Thank you! Bev

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  12. I really love this (as I did the artwork)… the thoughts of that feather is really excellent.

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  13. Oh! I needed to read this today! Thank you!

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  14. That a feather could inspire so much inspiration is heartwarming. Great writing.

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  15. Excellent interpretation Paul, of this piece you chose of Beverly’s art. Wonderful choice! I had considered the feathers.

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  16. Sweet whispers of light guidance….

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  17. such beautifull little spirit guides.

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  18. “Take Flight” took the top of my head off.

    “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it. Is there any other way?” ~ Emily Dickinson

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  19. bearmkwa

    That was a beautiful little poem.

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