No Cares To Hold – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – What Day Is It Anyway?

Sarah at dVerse has invited us to write a poem about a day.



“Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.”  Anatole France

No Cares To Hold

The sepia tones seep past
blurred, sleep filled eyes
blocking momentarily any
signs of what might be,
a gentle lace of fine joy
leaks through my window and
I rise so lightly through my fog
as comes the dawn of my recognition,
there was no warning,
I felt no urgency,
life in the slow,
this is our day,
we take the whole,
this is Monday,
no cares to hold,
they have flown away.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

41 responses to “No Cares To Hold – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. golly girl

    This is beautiful.

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  2. Nice line: “I rise so lightly through my fog” without cares to hold.

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  3. Sherry Marr

    I love “I rise so lightly through my fog” and the realization the day is your own.

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  4. I think the sepia tones set the mood for this poem – gentle, soft, peaceful. Lovely mood setting.

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  5. Your words and the informal photo are very consoling!💕

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  6. To me, the softness of the image contrasts with the thought of a carefree Monday.

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  7. “No cares to hold.” I like the notion of just being able to open my hand and let the cares fly away. “Life in the slow” is the best way to approach a new day.


  8. lync56

    This is so beautiful – I so much want to be like this


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  9. a slow waking and savouring – lovely Paul, life in small measures is wonderful

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  10. Its romantic too. Lets enjoy these moments of silence. Michael

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  11. “as comes the dawn of my recognition” love this line! This is exactly how it feels as I get to the point of feeling a part of reality. 🙂 Lovely, Paul!

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  12. Seize the day, but gently; what a wonderful way to face the new day 🙂

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  13. I love the carefree way you describe. Lovely poem, Paul.

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