The Pursuit Of An Epiphany – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: some of the remains of one of the many pubs that served over 10,000 people at Kookynie at the peak of the western gold rush. Kookynie had a mayor, council, shops, a railway, schools, band, an annual parade etc. Now there are only a handful of locals, who seem to like it that way.

“Ruin is the road to transformation.” Elizabeth Gilbert

The Pursuit Of An Epiphany

There are disparate parts of me
that remain of eras past, memories
of halcyon yesterdays all avante
garde, brim bustle and push,
erecting obelisks across the 
parched expanse of my days to
celebrate the fiction of immortality
embodied in the fountain of youth,
until that day it all began to slowly,
imperceptibly, crumble to the ground,
leaving only a trace of something 
once great, dust to dust in the
pursuit of an epiphany.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


Filed under awareness, bush walking, camping, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

32 responses to “The Pursuit Of An Epiphany – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Lovely metaphors…love the quote as well.

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  2. I hope you get well soon.

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  3. I have become d I s t u r b e d!
    But I believe in Destiny!

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  4. Those places are so interesting. I assume the original residents of the lands where you live named everything. I love our areas in the west as well where indigenous tribes named all.

    Sent from my iPhone


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  5. Echoes of “Ozymandias” . . .

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  6. I was once told that life is good if you don’t weaken. I have found this to be true. I think you have, too.

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  7. Profound and loud. I could hear the string thundering voice of experience and wisdom . Beautiful piece ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Sometimes a person has to fall before they know how to stand.

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  9. Charis Counselling

    An amazing poem – somber though


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