Dare I Look Forward – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Image: painting by Duy Huynh – ‘Time Flies With Strings Attached’ found at escapeintolife.com

“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” Charles Buxton

Dare I Look Forward?

A hundred years passed in an hour,
dare I look forward to another
while the day empties of its hours
as the moon begins its vigil.

Dare I look forward to another,
even now remaining passive
as the moon begins its vigil
of silvered light over my brow.

Even now remaining passive
in the face off a new language,
of silvered light over my brow,
making strange the words spoken.

In the face of a new language,
while the day empties of its hours,
making strange the words spoken,
a hundred years passed in an hour.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon

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25 responses to “Dare I Look Forward – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ซ

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  2. In each verse I saw that you copied the fourth line and made it the third in the next verse. I figure that there must be a name for this type of poem.

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  3. Brilliantly executed, Paul. I love the image, too, although your words made me think of Dali’s ‘Persistence of Memory’ with the hours dripping from the clock.

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  4. Hey! Happy new year! ๐Ÿ˜‡

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  5. Wonderful! The quintessence of our thoughts in the time of changing the years. I hope you had a nice beginning of the New Year, Paul! Best wishes and blessings! Michael

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  6. Charis Counselling

    Very profound and deep – I love this poem too

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