The Meat – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Spontaneous – Word of the Day


Photo: One segment of the Northcliffe Art Walk, sculptures in the bush, quite striking when you get such colour randomly appearing. We went on a whim.


“Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation.!”  Jane Austen, Emma.

The Meat

All the grids of the world
only ever speak of disorganisation,
cages occasion freedom
while structure poses random,
so stand where you will
where you feel drawn,
the choice is yours,
but mark my words,
of segue, impulse and whim,
well, that’s where the meat is.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under art, bush walking, Country, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

29 responses to “The Meat – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I was thinking of a different kind of meat lol sorry. I thought you went out hunting because of the photo. I love this line ”so stand where you will
where you feel drawn”

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  2. I love the way the sculptures stand out, yet blend in, as they parallel the form of the trees….and your message also.

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  3. I am not going to say anything about Arby’s.

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  4. This is a bit different from your recent poetry, isn’t it? In any case, without any further analysis, I will simply react by saying, I like it! I trust that instinct and whim are often expressing a whole unconscious thought process, and “trust your gut” isn’t so crazy.
    It’s a neat art installation, too, like something out of a fairy-tale.

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  5. Make a choice and stick to it.

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  6. Zael Sealing

    Oh wow, Bravo–I loved the ending.

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  7. Yep. Quite lyrical how you took us there, Paul.

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  8. Ah ha, you observe the world, your surroundings and events with hope and optimism. In our opinion, you have it correct.

    Very expressive poem. Thank you!

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  9. lync56

    I wondered how you were going to connect the theme word but well done great poem and very clever twist


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