The Greater Distance – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Art: Quint Buchholz – ‘Giacomonde – The Moon We walk’

“We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man (sic) has so much farther to go within himself.”  Anais Nin

The Greater Distance

What is a distance,
how is it measured,
in streams crossed
or in dreams?
But at least there I can
begin the journey proper
for which my body is willing,
a place where I can
take that leap of faith
into the unconscious.
I could reach the moon,
that part is so simple.
But can I reach into my
deepest self,
the hidden, denied part,
so cleverly recast
as the outer self,
a sweet deception,
a lie that must be unravelled,
the greater distance.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, psychology, quote, self-development

23 responses to “The Greater Distance – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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  3. I often wonder what more there is to know of oneself, Paul. I guess there is always something. Some people never take the journey. Perhaps they know it all, or they can’t know. Thank you for the questions and words, Paul. I very much enjoy them even though I have been distracted recently.

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  4. Wonderful. I often wonder if we could find the place where the conscious and the subconscious merge and then unravel the subconscious.

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  5. Thank you for such thought provoking piece Paul.


  6. Well done, deep and very true thoughts. Thank you for sharing, Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  7. Love it! The ‘greater distance’, indeed!

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  8. lync56

    Very profound


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