Travelling In The Wilderness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse, Sarah is hosting Poetics and has asked us to choose one of her selected titles for a poem.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Travels in the Wild

Photo: Eyre Highway, a side trail.

“The wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” Nancy Newhall

Travelling In The Wilderness 

I transcended my compass,
feeling my way through the travail
of twixt and twain, learning not to 
hold my breath as the trail became
uncertain of itself as it meandered 
through the scenes and acts of my
stage as a collect of vagaries, testimony
to an amorphous life melded with 
lace wings and stringy-bark, and all
manner of slivery, silent coves as
irruption of mind in a mindless world
of discontinued annals, such is the way
of this wilderness road of discovery.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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33 responses to “Travelling In The Wilderness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beverly Crawford

    Life is indeed a ‘wilderness road of discovery”! Good write!

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  2. This was fun to read Paul. It was also a sobering bit of writing. I enjoyed it. Well written.

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  3. Sherry Marr

    This wilderness world of discovery.” That it is, with so much to teach us about Being. And Peace.

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  4. I feel that wilderness is a place to get lost… for real or as a metaphor…

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    • I sure believe that Bjorn, either way, but I do find if I get lost on purpose geographically in the bush my mind goes wilderness wandering too. Wonderful to lose one’s self in the bush.

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  5. Wilderness is a necessity.

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  6. And such is life.
    Well done, Paul.

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  7. I like the mention of holding the breath in a poem that demands you read it all in one breath. I like the way the poem becomes a wilderness trail itself, meandering and taking us deeper into uncertainty.

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  8. I particulary like “I transcended my compass.” It’s a line to pause on.

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  9. Love this piece just Because ” I Transcended “🤗So Beautifully Said🤗

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  10. You also went for a wander in the wilderness of the mind! I really enjoyed this, loved all the alliteration, especially:
    ‘an amorphous life melded with
    lace wings and stringy-bark, and all
    manner of slivery, silent coves as
    irruption of mind in a mindless world’
    It does seem pretty mindless sometimes, so we need to mind ourselves!

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  11. sanaarizvi

    This is beautifully rendered. I love; “silent coves as irruption of mind in a mindless world of discontinued annals.” 💝

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  12. The windy road of discovery in wilderness was a pictureque view with open ended questions never quite answered.. thus the beauty of life. Nice job Paul. ❤️ Cindy

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  13. You’re most welcome. Some days I think so too-:). 🥰

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  14. I see the wilderness as being the real world, all that humans have created is the illusion

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  15. Charis Counselling

    You make an adventure even more momentous in my memories by conjuring such detail and feelings

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