Words Rained – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Image: arstechnica.com

“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” Roger Miller

Words Rained

Words rained down all around me
forming puddles along my path so I
took off my shoes and splashed about
in glimmers of feeling such that I 
floated up out of myself looking for
a sentence of emotion that might 
offer a beginning of understanding
of the life stored in my bones.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

29 responses to “Words Rained – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the way you write those words

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  2. Short, sweet and deeply profound.

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  3. Wonderful transition of images 😊

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  4. You have a way with the words☺

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  5. I have confidence that the speaker of the poem will find that sentence of emotion among all of those splashing words.

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  6. lovely…. and did you find one?


  7. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


  8. I hear that Roger Miller was a man of means, but by no means king of the road.


  9. I love the playfulness of children who choose to jump in puddles instead of walking around them. The first line in your poem also made me think of the children’s book, The Word Collector, by Peter H. Reynolds. Check it out. 😄


  10. Paul, this is wonderful! ❤ I like the metaphor of being out in raining words and splashing in puddles of words. Such a perfect description of inspiration, especially since I still love splashing barefoot in puddles! Have an inspiring week!

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  11. Amy

    Words rained down all around me… So beautiful and very moving.

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  12. Reminds me of the feeling when inspiration hits and I just know I want to write! It’s that moment of self-reflection that creates for sharing.

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  13. What a great metaphor, and a good introducing quote. Michael

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  14. Charis Counselling

    Love this poem – you feel the rain and I just get wet – Im starting to learn to feel the rain now to do this with words like the picture


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  15. It is about consciousness and accepting what is. Great wisdom in few words.

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