Forever – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Waiting



“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.”   Haruki Murakami



She recalled and awareness of the past
which also became the present,
a horological antechamber
of present moments,
never departed, never arrived at,
but always the injunction of elders,
well intended, yet impossible,
the delicate even delicious
moment of knowing that
waiting is forever.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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46 responses to “Forever – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So wonderfully expressed, Paul!

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  2. a horological antechamber
    of present moments,
    never departed, never arrived at,

    I love that. This is such a finely balanced poem, a reminder that waiting can be a positive thing.

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  3. I think this concept comes with age.

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  4. It certainly can seem that way, at times.

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  5. Rob Kistner

    This is well written Paul . A fascinating form of waiting.

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  6. Interesting food for thought!

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  7. This is a wonderful thought… there are those kind of waiting that is the best part of living… the sense of being and not constantly moving.

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  8. Nice description of the past: “a horological antechamber
    of present moments,”

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  9. I concur with the comments of your other readers!

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  10. lync56

    I love the flow of words


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  11. I hate waiting. Good thing we can pen down our thoughts. Beautiful poem, Paul.

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  12. Love it, Paul! Something to work for my mind. Michael

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  13. We waited for the past and we wait for the future. Waiting can be time well-spent.

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