Eternal Palimpsest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: another segment of cascade along the Lesmurdie Brook.

“A brook can be a friend in a special way.” Joan Walsh Anglund

Eternal Palimpsest 

I see you writing your story,
scoring your song along the
eternal spine of stored vibration,
compositions of worn love
hidden in abrasions, lost in folds
of timeless notions of intimacy,
smoothed across cleft and 
hollow of silences, now, once
more, the roar of charged 
meaning shaping a reawakening
of senses.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®

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43 responses to “Eternal Palimpsest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautifully written!

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  2. The photo was so relaxing to stare at. thx

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  3. I can hear the water sing.

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  4. The image and words complement each other so well.

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  5. I appreciate the metaphor in this one–and I’ve always been fascinated by the word “palimpsest.”

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  6. Oh, thank you for the schooling! Your words are beautiful, Paul!

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  7. Beautiful poem 🤍

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  8. Beautifully penned. Image and poem so wonderfully matched. Ihave reblogged.

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  9. The photo and words are perfect for each other. Well done.

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  10. It’s really fantastic and

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  13. Beautiful, Paul! Thanks for sharing, this thought provoking poem. xx Michael

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