Never Fragments – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write about fragments.

dVerse Poets – Meeting the Bar – Picking Up Some Pieces


“Poetry is what he turns to these days, finding in its fragmentation the proper echo of the disintegrating world.” Lauren Groff

Never Fragments

These never days, the worst of days,
such sad songs of Narcissus from his
unrippled lily pond like all the ancients,
ever since wrapped in their complete cocoon,
knowing only their own codes of something
akin to managersim, worse than Mussolini's 
trains and, whatever you do, do not offer any 
critique of those whose brittle egos flag
when rules are flaunted like Ballerinas legs
as fading swans are wont to go, and nary
a smile raised, and if ever, only for show.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

36 responses to “Never Fragments – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. That is such an apt quote for these troubled times.

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  2. How’s the move going? Wishing you luck👍🏻

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. I like the meanders. Who knows where it’s come from or where it’s going?


  4. Holding it together has never been more difficult; nor has it ever been more necessary. If at all possible, do no harm. The fabric of the universe may be depending on it.

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  5. Beautiful! Sounds so tragic.

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  6. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit

    Ah…really like the references, stunning idea and really effective, and gives that extra bite…brings it all to the fore…and in my mind, I’m thinking you are so right, really so right…

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  7. These fragments work well together – bravo.

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  8. this is rather like a nonsense poem, I think, Paul… I love it 😀


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  9. Yo Paul — I am in the half-sleep insomniac bloom of zolpidem, but I like your work. I will return when I am once again razored out to write a ringing comment! ✌🏼❤️

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  10. a lovely tight and compact poem of dot to dot fragments

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  11. I love how you captured the randomness of life


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  13. Charis Counselling

    So well crafted expressing some deep feelings here



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