An Urgent Joy – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.” Gregory Maguire

An Urgent Joy

The night has come at last
and I sit in a silence encroached
in a ponderance of shadows
speaking an ancient language of
where love has been these past days,
while there on the ceiling writ large,
a love letter of darkness transformed
into a subtle beauty of greys,
a life life worth living towards a
celebration of light that tones my
life with an urgent joy.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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24 responses to “An Urgent Joy – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Shooting Nebula

    I understood the imagery you created in the first few lines and I can appreciate that. But I am scared that I didn’t understand the rest, although I tried my best. We all are free to add our context and interpret the meaning but I am just stuck.
    “where love has been these past days,
    while there on the ceiling writ large,”
    If there is a shadow then there must be light. Love was there, it was always there! You happen to realise (read) it now. It’s the light that brought that subtle transformation. Hence, it is to be appreciated.
    And I am very curious to know the climax. What is this urgent joy?

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  2. I do appreciate the notion of reaching toward the light with an urgent joy.

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  3. Charis Counselling

    Such a beautiful reflection

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  4. I love your play with shadow and light. Thank you Paul!

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