Where Ideas Land – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” Anais Nin

Where Ideas Land

It flapped in like a hyper bee
and landed on the dry edge,
just over there, catching my 
attention, I saw it then lost 
sight of it thinking it gone,
or so I thought, I searched
and searched, and there 
it was hidden in the lee of 
bracken fern and ivy strands,
a nest for bigger things.
This was my decisive turn,
the seminal, pivotal moment,
that fringe of the mind where 
ideas land.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon


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44 responses to “Where Ideas Land – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beverly Crawford

    ….and they are fleeting. Best make note of them before they go!

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  2. I love this metaphor of the bee buzzing, landing, moving on or away, landing….as an idea. That does happen, right? Oooohhh….I have this idea…and …. what was it? How do I turn it? How do I move from it? What are the words for it?
    LOVE this post!

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  3. I get a lot of my best ideas when I am sleeping, but usually they are gone when I wake up.

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  4. Such a lovely poem! 🌷🌷🌷

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  5. “….. fringe of the Mind where ideas land!” Wonderful imagination!

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  6. … and here I believed I was the only “fringe-based” writer! Cheers, this is a great write!

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  7. A magic view of the fleeting thought. The writer’s bliss…to capture that thought. Great poem and poignant point, Paul😊

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  8. Sometimes the ideas land and then fly away so quickly if not for pen and paper close at hand I would lose them.

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  9. Very inventive Paul β€” really liked this.

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  10. I love this poem! Your metaphors are a perfect representation of how my mind works.

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  11. “that fringe of the mind where Ideas land” – very good. I love it.

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  12. Cara Hartley

    This poem is a fabulous description of imagination.
    My ideas tend to be more like someone flinging a bunch of stuff at a wall and seeing what sticks.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~

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  13. The metaphor used has got me!! Commendable!!

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  14. Here is my poem.
    I had a dream that I wrote a poem.
    I was sleeping in my bed at my home.
    All the verses were clear in my head.
    The meaning of life was about to be said.
    Life and death would soon be told.
    The secrets of the universe could unfold.
    Passions were to be revealed.
    My lips would not be sealed.
    I tried to wake myself up, so I could write it down.
    I kept on struggling, I felt like I was about to drown.
    Then I lost all of my thoughts and my words were no longer clear.
    My mind was blank, the story was gone and it would not reappear.
    I woke up crying and worried about the poem that I had just lost.
    I felt awful, as I knew what not waking from my dream had cost.

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  15. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely stunning! I love; “I searched and searched, and there it was hidden in the lee of bracken fern and ivy strands, a nest for bigger things.”πŸ’πŸ’

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  17. Loved this line particularly:
    “…and there
    it was hidden in the lee of
    bracken fern and ivy strands,
    a nest for bigger things.”

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  18. lync56

    Great poem


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