I’m Glad For The Gate – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Stone walls do not a prison make ….” Richard Lovelace

I'm Glad For The Gate

There's nothing as handsome as a dry-stone wall,
a certain beauty in its rugged, chiselled symmetry,
stone upon stone against any sense of predation or
unwanted attention and, even though I crave this very 
boundary, I'm glad for the gate which lets me choose.

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20 responses to “I’m Glad For The Gate – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautifully written Paul.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Well written, so true, and a nice touch of irony.

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  3. I couldn’t agree more!

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  4. Oh, Paul, you have given me so many analogies to ponder…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I, too, am glad for gates. And enamored of stone walls. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I appreciate the sentiments on this, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Walls without gates or doors are prisons.

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  8. Dry-stone walls always remind me of my native Cumbria. Thank you for the reminder, and this thought-provoking poem!

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  9. lync56

    Yes so true


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