Unravelling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


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“Unravelling external selves and coming home to our real identity is the true meaning of soul work.”  Sue Monk Kidd


Someone knitted me a jumper a van winkle ago
and sadly I caught it on a principle
thinking I could simply step away
I discovered I was entangled,
the yarn caught fast
pulling as I moved,
finally breaking,
running madly,
exposing me,
and, just as fast,
I was unraveling inside.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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

27 responses to “Unravelling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very nice use of metaphor. I will take comfort in the fact that sweaters have been unraveled and the yarn used to knit a new garment.

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  2. I am sure you will find a knot and be saved for now 🙂
    A good one Paul.

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  3. I love this type of metaphor

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  4. well written and love the quote!

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  5. “a van winkle ago” nice descriptive word play, and great poem.

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  6. Amy

    entangled… unraveling, —how beautifully expressed.

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  7. Very interesting and well-done piece, Paul! 🙂 Sue Monk Kidd’s statement is something to ponder over. Can a mind in a jumble unravel itself through time (gradually)? Not likely whatsoever, since what is attempting the unraveling is itself part of the jumble. But, without method and taking time, to negate the past entirely and look without what one was… well that may be something prudent.

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  8. lync56

    Wow your poems are amazing – deep and flowing from reality to our inner life


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