We Raged – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – In The Time Of The Plague


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“Hope begins in the dark.”  Anne Lamott


We Raged

We raged against that suppuration
of darkness that swallowed the night
and laid waste to the light,
that consuming plague, which
wrote itself on the hearts
of unwitting bystanders
near the corner store,
or the park railings,
unpicked by sweating masks
whose tired incantations
wrenched large at death,
and laid in arks
the valley of flowers
hinting at the new Jerusalem,
we did not go gently.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com



Filed under community, death, Free Verse, Ilness, life, poem, quote

35 responses to “We Raged – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So well done Paul! Your images and inferences are spot on. The ending says it all.. we will not go down without a fight.

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  2. Beverly Crawford

    A leveling, when the mighty and the needy are given to realize we are really all the same, fighting a common foe

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  3. Sherry Marr

    No, we will not go gently……..let’s hope we emerge strongly!

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  4. Oh I love the reference to Dylan Thomas in the end… now don’t go gently… rage rage against the night.

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  5. I’m with you and Dylan Thomas, no going gently here.

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  6. We are all in our arks now.

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  7. The fact that this poem is written in past tense is a sign of hope, yes?

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  8. lync56

    Very deep


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  9. Really “Wow”, Paul! Thank you for these strong, but very true thoughts. Happy Easter! Sorry, i am a little bit late with this, but i hope the timezone will make it. 😉 Michael

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  10. Hi there. Hoping you’ll stop by my bog. Thanks. https://marcreovers.home.blog/


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