Between Worlds – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poets Pub.

Sarah at dVerse has invited us to write using senses, just as Roy did on Bladerunner with that famous speech: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe …”




“Not every cloud which darkens the day brings rain.”  Heitharvega Saga.

Between Worlds

Bach was playing fugues
as the storm clouds crossed my coast
and the Valkyries couldn’t decide
whether Midgard or Asgard
were calling me,
something was brewing,
my chest was tight and
I was on edge, I couldn’t
quite put my finger on it,
I was between worlds
but I knew that what came next
would possess me.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

31 responses to “Between Worlds – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love this poem with its contrapuntal images. Good and unexpected sensory notes that linger on the palate.

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  2. that opening line sets the scene of senses here so well – even the sixth one

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  3. I like the way you use “inside” senses here – the feeling of tightness in the chest, all that internal world stuff – and the start is massive – Bach, storms, Valkyrie – that’s big, loud, dramatic stuff, and you give us that and then come right in to a finger. Very cinematic.

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  4. This is the way I would love to feel music… like travelling somewhere and back.

    Next week it’s Mahler for me.

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  5. That is an ominous ending with the thought of being possessed by something coming.

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  6. You took me on your journey! Beautiful!

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  7. I love that line about the ‘Valkyries’ decide your fate. Great post.

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  8. Losing self, until that moment when reality sets in…nicely done.

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  9. lync56

    It has me hooked – another series????


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