Elusive Dream – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


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“The choice for mankind (sic) lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”  George Orwell


Elusive Dream

There’s an impatient patience,
a spirit of the age
rushing the vernal equinox
into yesterday’s tomorrow,
a backward looking future,
and elusive dream
of a perfect expectation
forever unbirthing
other than in the mind,
ever refusing the obvious,
to live in the present moment.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under astronomy, dreams, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, Quadrille, quote

14 responses to “Elusive Dream – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I always ponder why it is so difficult to live in the present moment. Reflection on the past is helpful to learn. Anticipation of the future helps us to be prepared. But both rob us of now.

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  2. Quieting the mind -oh! that’s is moment by moment ,eco 🍃

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  3. always never in the moment, this lovely poem hovers in the place between spaces, such a beautiful one Paul

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  4. Charis Counselling

    Well said



  5. Amy

    Well said, Paul. Thank you for the wise word.

    Liked by 1 person

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