I Wanted To Shout – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Mish is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write about an aspect of colour. dVerse Poets – Poetics – True Colours?

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“Black is like a broken vessel which is deprived of the capacity to contain anything.” Leonardo da Vinci

I Wanted To Shout

Who coloured the rules of perception
and mood, that we should believe,
my mind ran to blends and melds as
we prepared to lay him in the ground,
his widow insistent that her black
mood of absence paint the sky that
day so that we could feel her abstract
soul while I wanted to shout spectrum
across the air of sorrow that hung idle 
and impotent over us, choking the very
soil awe stood on, and I wanted the 
freedom to breathe a homemade
palette nuanced for all my feelings
rushing like a train.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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30 responses to “I Wanted To Shout – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The angsts of black! How interesting. As I read this I thought… What are the other colors without black along side them to give them definition. Just like life!

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  2. I think I will spin my comment here into another poem!! :>) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Pingback: Just like life! | Roth Poetry

  4. The power of the spectrum! Well written Paul.

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  5. Powerful. Grief is made up of many colors.

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  6. Well…I wanted to like(the post).

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  7. That spectrum, a celebration of knowing someone, is as important as any shadow of grief.

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  8. I like your stream-of-consciouness style here, and the examination of the spectrum of grief.

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  9. A great journey through the colours. Also love it, but cant think about angst in relation to black. Maybe a cultural branding. Here in the past brides only had worn black. 😉 Michael

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  10. Kwalilian

    Really interesting,😌

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  11. lync56

    Great poem so so true of you


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