And I Float – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” Alan Watts

And I Float

Where the wild iris blooms by itself,
in the deep forest of my unmask,
where my heart runs white water,
my mind surrenders to gladsome song.

In the deep forest of my unmask
all attachment falls to the ground,
my mind surrenders to gladsome song,
and I float as a peace dove sails.

All attachment falls to the ground,
its redemption uncertain in this humous,
and I float as a peace dove sails,
a feathered turtle in the sands of time.

Its redemption uncertain in this humous
where my heart runs white water,
a feathered turtle in the sands of time
where the wild iris blooms by itself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

24 Comments

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24 responses to “And I Float – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Do you have a favorite poet Paul?

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  2. Bravo, Paul! The structure works so well for this poem. How that wild iris calls to me.

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  3. so so beautiful qwhat one iris started and bloomed in my heart Paul. Nice job!❤️

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  4. Perfect form for this beautiful poem, Paul.

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  5. You do pantoums very well, and this one is no exception. As soon as I recognized the form, I felt a little lift in my chest: oh, good, a Paul pantoum! You definitely do that wild iris justice. I just love “in the deep forest of my unmask.”

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  6. I totally agree with Liz. So beautifully done, Paul. I know this form isn’t easy to do as well as you do.

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  7. In the deep forest of my unmask. I love this line.

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