Am I – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“There is no reality except the one contained within us.” Hermann Hesse

Am I?

Am I just a shade,
a phantasmic abstraction
beyond punctuated reality,
projected on cracked walls,
incorporeal spaces ever shifting
as rising mist drifting across
doleful lakes of misgiving in
sonorous tones of darkened 
hush escaping lips of cold
flame in the heat of a moment,
ever seeking expiation or,
am I.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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22 responses to “Am I – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I would say, a bit mire😁

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  2. This question “Am I” sounds so true.
    “phantasmic abstraction beyond punctuated reality”
    “cold flame in the heat of a moment” – beautiful. Loved it 💚

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  3. Hauntingly dark and beautiful. Nice ❤

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  4. There is no question mark, so its a special great and beautiful poem. 😉 Thank you, Paul!

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  5. Charis Counselling

    Wow that is a deep poem – so well crafted musing the meaning of life


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  6. Sounds like a deep, dark night of the soul

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  7. I hope you don’t mind but I’ve shared a couple of your poems as you are on a similar journey, I love your work. I make sure all credit goes to you and ensure the copyright is clear and I redirect my blog followers to your site. I love your work it is so poignant. Thank you!

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