Sands Of Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachel Carson

Sands Of Time

What force is this
runnel of scarred beauty,
where earth meets water,
transformed by the intimate violence
of a caress which moves mountains
of life beyond all tomorrows of
recollection to eternities of an
indescribable elsewhere that
leaves me feeling uncertain of
where to place my feet in a 
shifting world.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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35 responses to “Sands Of Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Water flowing as “a caress which moves mountains” — exquisite comparison!

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  2. Loved this. I wish I could express the way I feel about nature as you so eloquently do.

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  3. The metaphor of this is outstanding.

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  4. Wonderful, Paul. Particularly loved ‘runnel of scarred beauty’.

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  5. Great sense of our smallness in the passage and ravages of time. I love the Carson quote too.

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  6. Very effective metaphor. The last line surprised me because those runnels of scarred beauty have positive connotiations for me of walks on the beach.

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  7. Paul, a poem which expresses very well how we are feeling in these uncertain times. The earth never feels solid underneath our feet.

    All the best! ❤ Cheryl

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  8. Loved this.. Beautifully penned❤️

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  9. That profund moment can be difficult to capture as its very fleeting. I like this part:

    indescribable elsewhere

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  10. Wonderful words, Paul.

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  11. great words… yes,,, where will we put our feet. Dreaming of a far off land where everyone is free and the earth is clean and loved.

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  12. Time and water is such tremendous force when working together.

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  13. Amy

    Constant shifting… it’s worrisome.

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  14. Charis Counselling

    Love this poem – the ecological and spiritual depth


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