The Going – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Photo: Ngaanyatjarrah, north-east of Giles weather station.


“All my life, following care along the dusty road, have I looked back on loveliness and sighed.”  Edna St. Vincent Millay


The Going

The road sat quietly on the plain
accentuating the unhiddenness of distance,
an intimacy exposed for what it is,
while trees, as ever, swept the verge
and the moon and sun cared for our steps,
but never for our direction,
just as Alice found,
it mattered nothing,
except in the going.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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18 responses to “The Going – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A very meditative one, Paul! Thank you, and have a beautiful week. Michael

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  2. I think I would just like to sit down in the middle of that poem, Paul.

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  3. This makes a good companion piece to Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.”

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  4. lync56

    I love it – it conjured sweet memories


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