Dancing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” Maya Angelou


The less used room full of stuff,
dry books and papers on a table,
curtains drawn even though it is
only afternoon and nowhere hot,
the sense that this room is always so
except for the chink where they meet.

There a shaft of piercing light
catches my eye, more for the
dancing dust on threads of sun
a nod to the surrender of life now
filling the scene before me, and I 
get to wondering, one day I too will
dance  on shafts of golden light.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, death, Free Verse, future, life, poem, quote

23 responses to “Dancing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A wonderful quote and poem🍁

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  2. I never thought that dust had a purpose till I read that it influences the radiative balance of the planet in two different ways, either directly by scattering and absorbing incoming solar radiation, or indirectly by changing the optical properties of clouds, themselves an important player in the climate system, but I still think that we would be better off if it was bever invented.

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  3. ” Definitely, Certainly and Positively! “

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  4. You will do that dance on shafts of golden light when you return to that stardust of what we’re composed. Your poetry is a dance with words 🙂

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  5. I love the poem! I’ve had this experience.

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  6. Yes, lovely words, Paul.

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  7. lync56

    What beautiful imagery – I love it


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  9. I believe we are all already dancers in the light of hope.

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  10. Always be positive and grateful for what you have. There is always a ray of hope. So be optimistic.

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