Free To Roam – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Speech is a part of thought.” Oliver Sacks

Free To Roam

Words often float in the ether
untethered, free to be anything
other than intended for that is 
the nature of release, they are
no longer confined to a singular, 
primitive view of the self, 
they are set free to roam at will 
and make sense in moments 
not of our making, if we would 
but listen when they return to 
us by different roads.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

19 responses to “Free To Roam – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. When, I use the technique of Loveliness, affection cones to me, with feelings and emotions of intense relationship 🌺!

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  2. From one wordsmith to another — I love this one, Paul!

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  3. Words separate humans from other life forms.

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  4. So true, and also important to consider choosen not the wrong words. Thank you, Paul! A lot to rethink. Have a beautiful day! Michael

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  5. “” free to be anything other than intended”” Says it all.

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  6. I love this poem, Paul! “Ether” is another of my favorite words. (“Ether” as in space, not anethesia.) I wrote a poem that describes homiletics from a child’s perspective as “words into ether.”

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  7. This is a timely piece as I’m busy ‘novel-wrangling’ this afternoon, Paul 🙂

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  8. lync56

    Very interesting thought – challenging us once again


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