Where Fish Swim – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“It’s pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated chaos.” Jerry Garcia

Where Fish Swim

Let's go from here and explore along
where fish swim through trees and
birds fly with ease deep underneath,
delighting in nightingale songs and
the loud silence of earthworms,
who alone can move mountains yet
go unnoticed though they are giants,
then fly a kite in a starfish bowl,
O how we mock ourselves under 
nature's forgiving gaze, that we could
even begin to imagine an ordered life,
where everything is inside out and
upside down and round again,
we must simply live into that one
electric, platypus moment knowing
that there is no other.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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30 responses to “Where Fish Swim – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A sensational finale to your wondrous poem about the unnoticed presence of nature
    “we must simply live into that one
    electric, platypus moment knowing
    that there is no other.”

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  2. I would really love to explore this place …!


  3. Reminiscent of Lewis Carroll… Splendid 🙂

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  4. Great one Paul ! And I loved the quote too. We do indeed live surrounded by chaos. I wonder if we could imagine, much less create, an “ordered life.” It’s a myth that we have control. But I can imagine much more disorder 🙂

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    • Yes, madness to think we’re in charge, but I must say, that’s what I really love, we just never know what will happen next, I wonder that that is what attracts the like of us to wander in wild places?

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  5. oh what wonderful poetry describing a beautiful way to live. I’m heading there now.. Thanks. ❤️

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  6. Jerry Garcia thought that being weird was a complement, but he also took a lot of acid.

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  7. each moment is as wondrous as that rare mammal … lovely creative wisdom!

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  8. A bit of whimsy and words to live by!

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  9. What a poem❤️. Loved it. Thanks

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  10. Exactly in moments. Wonderful piece Paul. Chaos is fine if we can sort things out from time to time. 😂

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  11. Charis Counselling

    Love it – great poem – love the platypus reference


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