There Was A Room – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Make Me Some Room

Laura at dVerse has invited us to write about a room or rooms in whatever manner.




“I am not absent-minded.  It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”  G.K. Chesterton

There Was A Room

I had memories of an outside world
that I never left, but never lived
since the solace of solitude
there was another place,
my room within a room,
I vaguely remember,
was it large or small,
attic or other?
To know is never important
whether the room was in me
or I in the room,
there was a room.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under dreams, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote, Spirituality

30 responses to “There Was A Room – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wow, great poem on the feeling of altered perception during a different state of mind. Its really fascinating the powers of the brain and the practices like meditation.
    Great post! Keep it up!

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  2. All depends on the perspective of the moment.
    Very nice.

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  3. That room could be anywhere, as long as you are in it, or it is in you.

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  4. This is a great poem about uncertainty (following the Chesterton epigraph) – the not sure about the memories, about what the room was like or even its locale in time and space. The solace of solitude really impresses!
    thanks for joining the prompt

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  5. Clever. You are always so creative.

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  6. Like it …. I think each of us carries a multitude of chambers and rooms inside.

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  7. Good observation: “To know is never important”

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  8. lync56

    Love it


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  9. Thank you Paul! THis poem is a real brain booster. 😉 Forces to rethink a lot of things.

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  10. Your poem sounds like a zen thoguht.

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