Our Deep – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: setting sun, Peter Denny lookout near Sandstone.

“The longest journey is the journey inward.” Dag Hammarskjold

Our Deep

Surrender to commonsense is the denial of mystery,
a failure to go beyond the obvious and enter the unknown,
a dive beneath the surface of what we imagine we hold
through the slants and hooks of impossible fantasies.

A failure to go beyond the obvious and enter the unknown,
to pierce the very heart of surprise lurking in our deep,
through the slants and hooks of impossible fantasies,
strange experiences we uneasily inhabit as fish in a net.

To pierce the very heart of surprise lurking in our deep,
that place of elastic overtures preceding epiphanies,
strange experiences we uneasily inhabit as fish in a net,
now finding holes in the crocheted map of perceptions.

That place of elastic overtures preceding epiphanies,
a dive beneath the surface of what we imagine we hold
now finding holes in the crocheted map of perceptions,
surrender to commonsense is the denial of mystery.


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11 responses to “Our Deep – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. There’s a lot of failure going around☺️

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  2. Oh, my goodness — with the net revealing itself as crochet holes elasticising themselves behind the scenes while we, all unaware, swim the sweet current of words! Masterful!

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  3. I’ll have to think on this one. I’ve never of common sense as a denial of mystery.

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