Better Landscapes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft – Stream Of Consciousness Writing.

Grace at dVerse has invited us to write a poem using the literary device – stream of consciousness writing.

Photo: out on the terraces of my garden.

“…. and it came harshly to me that this garden was the world and from the world there would be no hiding.” Kathleen Kent

Better Landscapes

So then, contrary Mary, just how
does your garden grow because if 
it doesn't then it can't and it mightn't
so it won't of all the snails and slaters
stacked against a positive outcome
yours is the garden of doomed delight
that folds into a waste of darkness
provoked by the mainstreet philosophers
of botanic fright and no amount of 
haute hort will save it or you for
that matter as the slugs of life
engulf you, ignoring the trivia of 
your self-summation, desiring 
far better landscapes of the heart.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

32 Comments

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32 responses to “Better Landscapes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. What a delight and ah, how I love this ending, “desiring
    far better landscapes of the heart.”

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  2. Going to be one of my favorites … ‘no amount of haute hort will save it or you’ is priceless! Cheers.

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  3. Beverly Crawford

    I try to avoid those “main street philosophers”, but I love your gardens and your stream of thought!

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  4. Great fun and love the dig at high minded horts!

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  5. I love this! Great rhythm here and such an enjoyable, thrilling read. You write a wonderful stream of consciousness verse. Utter brilliance in this piece, it’s very fun and entertaining.

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  6. lync56

    Not sure I get this one – too deep and profound for me

    >

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  7. Nice, I so like the twist in this poem.

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  8. as the slugs of life
    engulf you, ignoring the trivia of
    your self-summation, desiring
    far better landscapes of the heart.

    Your poem endings are wonderful Paul. I love this one. I must remember the image of the “Slugs of Life” … they seem to be all around us these days!
    dwight

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  9. Here’s my favorite line: “yours is the garden of doomed delight.”

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  10. I always like verse that begins with a question–and what a good one this is! (K)

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  11. What a wonderful wordy rant, Paul!

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  12. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WHOA! GOOD STUFF STREAMING HERE!

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  13. Yes, the last line is – also in my opinion – great perfection. Michael

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  14. sanaarizvi

    Goodness this is breathtakingly beautiful!! 💝

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