Silence Coming Back – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Echo

Merril at dVerse has invited us to use echo in a poem.

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“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back.”  Zig Zigglar

 

Silence Coming Back

I questioned the night and
the night questioned me,
as the question so the answer
faintly asked
faintly answered,
a familiar voice,
what of me,
what of night,
I sat in silence and pondered
a pondering ponder,
it was then I let go of myself
and found the answer
an echo of silence
coming back.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

37 Comments

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37 responses to “Silence Coming Back – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I can hear that echo running through the poem. It works really well 🙂

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  2. I like the paradox of the silent echo at the end.

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  3. In the beginning was silence
    and the word broke it.
    Like this stellar pondering.

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  4. Alexa is broken, I don’t have my echo.

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  5. I keep re-reading this. I really like it–simply said, but thoughtful–the inner voice? The voice of the universe? The echo of the stars? All and none perhaps.

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  6. that quote is priceless, Zig is zen!

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  7. The echoes in this poem remind me of being in the middle of the woods at night. The darkness is so immense the echoes come out.

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  8. Somehow, as I read this poem, I am hearing Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence”. Love that song, and your poem … both bring me peace.

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  9. Oh yes, only within silence one can hear the inner voice.

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  10. I really liked this poem… the silence coming back… sometimes that is the best answer we can get (or give)

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  11. Loved this, Paul!! The wisdom and genius of silence and solitude and thinking outside the box. Especially, loved your ending – “I sat in silence and pondered
    a pondering ponder,
    it was then I let go of myself
    and found the answer
    an echo of silence
    coming back.”
    Masterful, My Friend!!!

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  12. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Be sure to come and enjoy Paul’s masterful poem!!

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  13. Charis Counselling

    I love the contemplative style of this poem

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