My World – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Thursday – Looking Out Of My Backdoor.




“Not knowing when the door will come I open every door.”  Emily Dickinson


My World

Of all the front doors there is nothing certain,
a series of possibilities and invitations,
comings and goings strewn across a day,
across a lifetime
as the world beckons,
but my backdoor is more assured
and as I look out
it is my world,
though I do not own it,
a space of reflective knowing,
that holds everything
unhindered and full
and though there are walls,
there are none able to
hem my thoughts
or my dreams.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

30 responses to “My World – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. beautifully composed.

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  2. Wonderful. I ponder the difference between a front and back door – often symbols in my dreams. Thanks for some clarification.

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  3. Yes, front doors are enticing, but can’t beat the comfort of going out back.

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  4. This has such a nice tone and notably nice use of language. Terrific.

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  5. A thought provoking and lovely poem…I think Emily would love this.

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  6. Amy

    Beautiful poem. Inspiring words , Paul.

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  7. The subject of this poem reminded me of the old Creedance Clearwater Revival song “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.” In both instances, the view out the back door is very fine indeed.

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  8. Beautiful. I loved your poem. For me too, front doors open up vistas of possibilities but back doors lead one to ultimate calmness and joy.

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  9. More like backdoor open into ourselves…

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  10. lync56

    So beautiful a sanctuary


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