Fiction – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Meet The Bar – Final Couplet

Frank at dVerse has invited us to write a poem, but which must end with a rhyming couplet.

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Photo: foster.vic.au

 

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”  Marcel Proust

Fiction

The fetish of nostalgia reeks
like overripe banana in
an open bin on a hot day,
vanguard of decay in this
haunt of demons
waiting to persuade me,
to humiliate proud memories
that now enter the picture
distorted by time’s passing,
exposed hubris,
a repressive fiction
needing confessional diminution,
awaiting with shreds of contrition.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

19 Comments

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19 responses to “Fiction – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A very nice couplet! The fetish of nostalgia… I guess it really is..
    That trailer looks like it has been well used!!

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  2. I like the thoughts and descriptions “to humiliate proud memories” and “vanguard of decay” and ” confessional diminution”.

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  3. Beverly Crawford

    Well, so much for memories!! A dark side of nostalgia.

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  4. Oh yes… what we remember is not how it was… we always view it with a view of the present.

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  5. “The fetish of nostalgia” what an evocative phrase!

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  6. lync56

    very clever use of words

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    Like

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