The Light Of Darkness Shines – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Halloween is a celebration of the inversion of reality and a necessary Gothic hat-tip to the darker aspects of life, death and ourselves.” Stewart Stafford

The Light Of Darkness Shines

The club-foot dragging march of time
chases me past the lifeless stone
inscriptions of dated, stumbled meaning,
affronting my sense of ordered steps,
slough wasted feet hold me back fast to
the thin path between trod worlds,
a halo of the darkly rising unreal.

The club-foot dragging march of time
awakens me to the light of darkness,
a shining mantle of bone-dry feeling
in a river of emptiness before me,
darkening visage of truth bent stories,
weighted sore on my night-scape soul,
ever the stir of breath unseen on my neck.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under Duodora, Free Verse, Gothic, poem, quote

10 responses to “

  1. Very Gothic. I particuarly like “club-foot dragging march of time.”

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  2. ” Touching the bottom of Mind! “

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  3. lync56

    Wow great poem – love the twist to this theme


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  4. So well written information 👌🌷♥️Thank you 🙏🥀

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  5. Great poem, Paul. The quote resonates with me! 🙂

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