Out Of Tilt – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?” (Cervantes) Don Quixote

Out Of Tilt

His mind ran away to the theatre,
building castles of straw,
a distress of damsels in every scene,
he had that quixotic bent,
always out of tilt in the real,
lunging babble-mouthed in a 
folly of mealy jousts unrequited,
she always smiled as she evaporated.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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33 responses to “Out Of Tilt – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. marandarussell

    I kind of feel that way today.

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  2. Love that last line. Great image.

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  3. Yes, I feel out of tilt today, although I should be in balance as it’s mid-wekk Wednesday! I too love that last line.

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  4. A surreal write! I really like “a distress of damsels in every scene,
    he had that quixotic bent,” 🙂

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  5. out of time… out of touch… it seems like he has lost it all.

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  6. Lately madness flies its freak flag with pride. World gone crazy!

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  7. I kept seeing Peter O’Toole as I read, Paul. He was so good in Man of La Mancha! Too bad he’s not on WordPress to read your work. I think he would have appreciated it! ❤

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  8. Love sought love lost, one of the sad stories of life. Yet we all need love and we all seek love, as it will be until the end of time.

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  9. A well scripted reality!💗☕️☕️☕️🍃

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  10. My usual state is “out-of-balance”, so I relate well to this poem.

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  11. Charis Counselling

    Great poem – loved the use of words


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