That Feeling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Let a thousand wrangling desires become one love.”  Rumi

That Feeling

That feeling
when the days run to sighing
and longing
because you sense
there is something more,
and sitting,
but not wanting to, rather
desiring to take to the ramparts
of the moment and fully possess them,
to pluck out meaning
and make sense of the world
as if to clear the rain drops from
a window and see
what you have always seen
for the first time,
and know it like an old friend.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

49 responses to “That Feeling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Know this feeling well, great description Paul

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  2. Classic poetic angst 😚

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  3. Think I’m in love with this poem☺️

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  4. This seems to inspire me to come round inna full circle and appreciate life’s gifts more deeply.

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  5. Really enjoyed this post….most especially these lines:
    “as if to clear the rain drops from
    a window and see
    what you have always seen
    for the first time,
    and know it like an old friend.”

    I think of those squeegee things that people use to wipe down a glass shower door….would that it was so easy to remove the grit of life ….grit meaning so many things these days.

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  6. Oh yes! A very passionate poem.

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  7. This is beautiful and really reaches deep within. Thanks for sharing 🐼🙌

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  8. I really admire this poem! a fine mix of restlessness and longing – the window opaque with raindrops and the best of existential lines
    “to take to the ramparts
    of the moment and fully possess them,”

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  9. I think I’ve been in that place by the window, waiting for the rain to dry up so I can truly see.

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  10. Such exquisite melancholy (as I used to call the feeling when I was an angsty teenager.

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  11. I often have a slight (and maybe sometimes not so slight) undercurrent of dissatisfaction of the haze I’ve put up on my own window to the world. Yes, I take full responsibility. Your poem really got me reflecting…once again.
    Gayle ~

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  12. thoughts matter, literally!

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  13. Rob Kistner

    Hey Paul — Hi poet!. Wanted to let you know I am “temporarily” sightless in my right eye from a retinal disease. It is a struggle fir me to write, but I will still wrote my pieces, going very slowly. Reading at any length is extremely difficult, and causes painful headache — so wanted to say thanks for contributing to OLN. But I won’t be able to read what you wrote, yet I wanted to visit. I spent a little time writing this best I could with one eye, i copied it, and I am pasting it in here to say hi. Got an operation coming up in about a week when the infection is down. Hopefully things will get back to normal.thanks, Rob

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    • Hi Rob, my goodness, I don’t know what to say, thank you so much for taking time to follow up. I look forward to your speedy recovery and I’m glad to hear you have an op coming up, some good news. Sounds horrible, and for me, would be a nightmare. Thank you, and wanting you well, Paul


  14. Very emotional poem. You have a way with words.

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  15. Charis Counselling

    I love the reflectiveness of this poem


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  16. quite impressive, great!!💕

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