In A Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.” Vincent Van Gogh

In A Silence

I love the quiet place where the trees
meet the water and where the stars are
welcomed as friends who speak in a 
silence felt marrow deep as they search
my dark corners, lessening the dull
concerns of days lost of light and take me
once again colouring outside the lines of 
the narrow, and out, out beyond, to the 
potent throb of life that lives in the veins
of my freedom.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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58 responses to “In A Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “the quiet place where the trees meet the water and where the stars are welcomed as friends” – that must be the most beautiful place one can think of. I didn’t want to proceed ahead, it was that captivating. ❤️❤️❤️
    “who speak in a silence felt marrow deep” – I had to google marrow-deep and when I understood its meaning I was awestruck.
    Since the image and Vincent Van Gogh quote already sent me to the night, I was able to feel the darkness. And then that darkness searches our dark corners and activates the dormant light of life/hope. AMAEEZING! 🙏🙏🙏

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  2. What a beautiful expression of nature’s healing grace!

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  3. blindzanygirl

    How very beautiful. The darkest places are the best. I just love this poem, and the quote is so beautiful too.

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  4. The beginning captured all my attention. Lovely poem Paul.

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  5. Once again, you take us there.

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  6. I love how your long meandering sentence is so true to the way thought can glide along in silence. The marrow-deep silence that star-friends speak in. These are words to savor, and I thank you for offering such pleasure.

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  7. A wonderful verse to get lost in 🙂

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  8. Beautiful poem Paul with lyrics so healing while talking to the stars igniting and healing the path. It was like a meditation for me. Nice job! ❤️ Cindy

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  9. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely EXQUISITE! Just wow 😀


  10. Your phrased thoughts are beautifully written realities, Paul! It is a stoke of healing to read. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Oh I love the gentle flow of the enjambment in this calming and peaceful to read aloud.

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  12. Your poem reminds me nights in the woods at camp. There was no ambient light, so when I stepped outside, I could feel myself becoming one with that soaring black of the trees into the sky.

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  13. lync56

    Wow what an amazing poem – very contemplative it drew me to yearn for this quiet place


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  14. Amy

    That feeling is so beautiful expressed, Paul.

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  15. I would love to find a place as perfect as that.

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  16. Fantastic, with “stars seeking the dark corners”, and “freedom in the veins”. The last one could be added to a national anthem too. Michael

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  17. I like the way you lead the reader through the picture.

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  18. Beautiful poem… your words can make people imagine your saying in front of their eyes
    great work (y)

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