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.




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


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



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20 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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