Opened – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”   Joseph Campbell

Opened

I traveled to a conversation
wrapped in brown paper
to honour details of
ruins punctured by dull rain
on a fractured landscape of desire,
where feelings opened beyond
the sheets of comfort of small lives
to lyrical and generous overtures
which lead me to dance a
perspective of time that
suggests an eternity.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

31 Comments

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31 responses to “Opened – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I am immediately IN this poem….as it begins with me say “I” as I’m reading. This is a wonderful post….most especially for me, these words
    “where feelings opened beyond
    the sheets of comfort of small lives
    to lyrical and generous overtures”

    Such a unique thought to be wrapped in brown paper….just the everyday common paper bag…and yet the feelings shared.
    Well done!

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  2. Love this, enjoyed the flow of reading it

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nice line: “on a fractured landscape of desire,”

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  4. I am so impressed by your opening lines and keep going back to them, Paul.

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  5. lync56

    Wow great poem

    >

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  6. I really like where this poem led me to:

    lead me to dance a
    perspective of time that
    suggests an eternity

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yvonne Osborne

    I loved those opening two lines. Really swell, and then leading to the dance.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I’ve Always Love Your Poems.

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  9. I really love the start of the poem… what a great phrase to travel to that conversation… memories are like traveling, especially these days when travel has ceased.

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  10. Amy

    So beautiful. I, too, love the start of your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Love it, Paul! Brought thoughts of eternity to me, too. Thank you, and best wishes, Michael

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