Escaping – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard

Escaping 

Things seem to be slowly unravelling in our time,
the long drawn out threads of a life collapsed,
disrupted by emergent disordered possibilities
calling us ever onwards beyond our antinomies.

The long drawn out threads of a life collapsed
could awaken us to a new vitality beyond despair,
calling us ever onwards beyond our antinomies,
past the catastrophic loneliness of sensibility.

Could awaken us to a new vitality beyond despair,
escaping the melancholia of the world's end,
past the catastrophic loneliness of sensibility,
onwards to the chaos of an improvised life.

Escaping the melancholia of the world's end,
disrupted by emergent disordered possibilities,
onwards to the chaos of an improvised life,
things seem to be slowly unravelling in our time.


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18 responses to “Escaping – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautifully written meaningful poetry!

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  2. I like your poem, but it is heavy.

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  3. I’m really feeling the push-pull between despair and hope in this poem. I think despair won out in the end?

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  4. Many thoughts to rethink, Paul! Thanks for this. xx Michael

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