Making Her Own Path – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Wednesday – Dance




“The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.”  Barbara de Angelis

Making Her Own Path

Alone at last
she heard again the
whispered invitation
and took off her outer self,
dancing a conversation
of physical grace,
an exquisite ritual
formed of something
deep within,
making her own path
along an ordinary course.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under dance, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

25 responses to “Making Her Own Path – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I find that making your own path is generally the most rewarding way to go.

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  2. The de Angelis quote, your poem, and the image all dance very well together. On the silly association side, the lines “and took off her outer self,/
    dancing a conversation” immediately reminded me of a song from the 1920s, “Ain’t No Sin to Take Off Your Skin (and Dance around in Your Bones).”

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  3. Beautiful poem! Flows gracefully with that lovely quote. 🙂

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  4. It shows to be a “back to the essentials”.


  5. Amy

    making her own path… – a wonderful journey. Beautiful, Paul.

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  6. I am completely caught on the line “dancing a conversation”. Ugh, Paul what the hell?! How is it every poem I select there is always a line that just shoots out and snatches my feels right in the kisser. I’m so inspired by you.

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  7. lync56

    Beautiful poem – love the twist


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