What Of Imagination? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature.” Antoni Gaudi

What of Imagination?

Form and function,
I begrudge its pragmatic,
aluminium deep beauty in
set squares of predictability,
all bold sheen and shine,
face set firmly against attrition,
leaving me wondering,
what of imagination 
that ground of soul's delight,
that sets all birds free in flight?

©Paul Vincent Cannon 


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

17 responses to “What Of Imagination? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This reminds me of the pastoral poetry I read in university – pondering soul’s place amidst the progress of industrialization.

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  2. Excellent use of metaphor! The poem and image remind me of Boston.

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  3. That’s human nature, right!

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  4. Indeed great metaphors, and i love the choosen quote too. Will the birds be free? More free as we ever will be? 😉 Michael


  5. lync56

    So totally agree but said so well in poetry


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