Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Photo: ‘The Monastery’ – Passionist monastery , Adelaide, SA


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Is it so strange that feelings are so mixed
looking back over time as year ends,
so many emotions,
especially for the intangible
yet longed for numinous
that feathers the clouds at sunset,
or regret for moments left
enthralled with the demiurge
of frailties casting its shadow with
backward steps of willing melodrama,
behind me I see the path is formed
completely incomplete,
and now I turn to see
there is no path ahead,
but together we will tread one.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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32 responses to “Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice capture of the New Year’s Eve sentiment.

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  2. Lovely poetry, have a wonderful New Year!

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  3. Your poem gave me the gift o a new word: numinous. Thank you!

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  4. Nice. 🙂 Reflecting back – looking ahead with uncertainty – New Year – may yours be a happy and prosperous one! 🙂

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  5. To new paths ahead , eco 🌱

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  6. This is the monastery near the Carmolites in Adelaide, i so love wandering through their gardens. It has such a calm and positive vibe!

    we would be much better people if we did this in depth reflection at the end of each day instead of making it an annual event 🙂

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  7. I like to look at the new year to come, just the same as a new day…a chance for all sorts of special moments and adventures full of abundant possibility 😁

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  8. Sir,Wish you a prosperous New Year .🌹🙏

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  9. Charis Counselling

    Beautiful words to end one year and begin a new one


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