Petit Coin (small corner) – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”  Aldous Huxley


Petit Coin (small corner)

I wanted a corner just for myself,
a grammar of sanctuary
giving rise to a language of
resistance to the noise
that has become the world
building a rough nest
in the habitation
where my soul once played
out epiphanies of great joy,
just a small corner of repose
that I might re-member myself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

56 responses to “Petit Coin (small corner) – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Thanks a lot for spending your precious time in my blog page, looking forward for your comments and constructive feedbacks.
    Thanks & Regards

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  2. vandana

    Oh! how we al lyearn for a little piece of land just for ourself!

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  3. We all need that little corner of repose. I like the idea of ‘re-membering’. Reinventing would suit me.

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  4. So true, and well based on Huxley’s quote. Michael

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  5. Yes, a corner of repose. Very appealing.

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  6. Yes! there is no place like our special corner of the world! I love my recliner to kick back and write! Very nicely written Paul!

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  7. A great notion and so carefully and beautifully written too, Paul. .. I shall be back for more… Regards Scott

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  8. Thanks for the lovely poetry. This applies to most of us.

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  9. I like the thought of having a place to “re-member” oneself.

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  10. hypercryptical

    I like this, this small corner,
    Where I sit now, writing this, is my small corner, no noise invasion (silent TV/radio) and I can turn this PC off whenever I want.
    Anna :o]

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  11. I know the feeling. I don’t need a large space, just a small corner.

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  12. Beverly Crawford

    This poem speaks to me. I had found my corner, but now we’re moving and I have to find it once more!

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  13. I love this poem and sentiment, Paul. As you know, I seek and find it in unexpected places.

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  14. This is perfect – to re-member myself. I love having the space and corner too.

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  15. Excellent. I really like it, Paul.

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  16. We all want our own quiet corner. I like the light and blues in yours–very soothing.

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  17. Your space is wonderful! And your poetry!


  18. Yes! A corner of our own! Nicely written!

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  19. I have found that sometimes you can create that corner when you least expect it … even in the middle of a crowd.

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  20. lync56

    So so beautiful – created longing in my heart for such a place – I like nooks to retreat too


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