The Sea Of Truth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Sunday – Truth

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“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”  Oscar Wilde

 

The Sea Of Truth

The sea of truth is rent as a
westerly whips across the sound,
so much is indistinct as waves crash
fiercely holding but for a moment
then folding into each other,
no latitude here,
only the mollusks are indifferent,
unashamed of their resistance
to this vast body of similitude
that shapes the destiny of granite
with ease and holds the sands
in no esteem, consuming tubs
traversing meaning, skating
the peaks alone,
and I stand on the groin
seeing everything and nothing
exhausting itself, spent in anger,
so much is indistinct.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

22 Comments

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22 responses to “The Sea Of Truth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Gordian knots of unseeing

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  2. I love the metaphor, you’d used in this. Have a beautiful evening. Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  3. The poem and picture together present quite a poignant thought. I wouldn’t want to be standing anywhere near that raging sea! 🙂

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  4. Nice! I love the indifferent mollusks. Great image.

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  5. only the mollusks are indifferent,
    unashamed of their resistance
    unashamed of their resistance
    to this vast body of similitude
    that shapes the destiny of granite
    with ease and holds the sands
    in no esteem

    I love it! Such great imagery!

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  6. What an unusual metaphor for truth with many layers to contemplate. Very effective.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. lync56

    Very true – a poem beautifully deep with meaning

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