Subtle Shades – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I like the night. Without the dark we ‘d never see the stars.” Stephanie Meyer

Subtle Shades

Time carries a vulnerability within itself,
especially where night evolves the ground livens
in ways unlike the transparency of day,
where all is documentary for perception.

Especially where night evolves the ground livens,
all is mystery, or at the very least, uncertain,
where all is documentary for perception
of all that is unseen and released imagination.

All is mystery or at the very least uncertain,
less familiar in the subtle shades of shadow,
of all that is unseen and released imagination,
the things of darkness are so heartfelt.

Less familiar in the subtle shades of shadow,
in ways unlike the the transparency of day,
the things of darkness are so heartfelt,
time carries a vulnerability within itself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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21 responses to “Subtle Shades – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Masterful, Paul. Love it.

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  2. Yes the shades of shadow and darkness can indeed confuse. Beautifully written Paul ☺️

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  3. Lovely pantoum Paul – and some memorable soundings – I particularly liked ‘subtle shades of shadow’ – and the word ‘all’ repeated down through the lines – shifting, becoming uncertain. And what a fine last line – bringing together all that’s gone before and completing the journey from outer to inner world. So good.

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  4. That’s a kind of masterpiece. Loved your poem! Such thought provoking words, such delicate intricacies and nuances.

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  5. Your pantoum expresses the mystery and subtlety of the night and, oh, that vulnerability of time.

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  6. Lovely poem with the perfect picture to go with it!

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  7. Love this – you are really mastering the form.

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  8. I love the lightness of this pantoun… it seems like a very tender darkness.

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  9. sanaarizvi

    This is an absolute masterpiece! I love the circularity of this- perfect in its poignancy and rhythm. 💝💝

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  10. I fully agree to Liz’ comment. Great done, Paul!

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  11. lync56

    I love this beautiful pantoum

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