Flaking Legends – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Photo: gdaypubs.com.au The former One Tree hotel in Hay.


“While all old people have been young, no young people have been old, and this troubling factor engenders the frustration of all parents and elders, which is that while you can describe your experience, you cannot confer it.”  Andrew Solomon

Flaking Legends

An incomplete picture,
flaking legends,
broken frames and corry,
the place of rusted stories
the utterances of elders
railing conformities,
shaping new spirals
of futures undreamed,
incomplete visions verging,
questioning what we know,
let alone what we believed,
myths of belle époque
passing in the night
as we swept history aside
and made our own songs.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com.


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

19 responses to “Flaking Legends – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Image, quote, and poem all work so well together.

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  2. So true, and meeting the time, as never before. Thank you for sharing these important thoughts, and have a beautiful weekend! We are not locked down fro life, only from comformity. 😉 Michael

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  3. “flaking legends” – creative concept.

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  4. lync56

    great poem – love the quote too


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