The Whole Circus – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now.” Rumi

The Whole Circus

I like that my dystopian corners are quieter,
and calm still weaves through the convoluted
clutter of the greek tragedies  of my life
that disturb the meadows of my mind,
as wind excoriates dry grass in late summer
of the distended days of fiction on fire with
lacerated confusion, so I simply shut the 
door and sat without expectation, letting 
the whole circus pass me by.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, meditation, poem, quote

22 responses to “The Whole Circus – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Billion neurons in our brain, each with its own tantrum. Indeed a circus. And their intricate connections – the ringmaster.
    Beautiful poem. I enjoyed it. 👏👏👏

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  2. Good idea to pass on the circus these days Paul.. nicely delivered. ❤️ Cindy

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  3. A beautiful piece. I love it, “the circus”. To attain such state of mind is miracle.

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  4. Reading this the thought passes my mind that I would love to write poetry with this man. Maybe you could do virtual workshops?

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  5. As a psychiatrist once told me (multiple times), it’s just monkey chatter. You don’t have to listen to it. And I don’t need to join the cavalcade of clowns either.

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  6. Its always the best letting the circus passing by. But afterwards, its always a need to clean up. 😉 Michael

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  7. We all need a respite from the circus around us and the cacophony within.
    Well-written poem. ❤ All the best! Cheryl

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  8. lync56

    I like this idea of shutting the door and letting the whole circus pass by


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