Free Range – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.” Henry David Thoreau

Free Range

Things of importance begin on the fringe
where free range ideas can graze quite openly,
unrestrained and without filters, funnels or rails,
through the lush fields of juicy possibilities.

Where free range ideas can graze quite openly
across the plains of unrestricted thoughts,
through the lush fields of juicy possibilities,
here there are no points, only opportunities.

Across the plains of unrestricted thoughts,
where stories carry the meaning and weight,
here there are no points, only opportunities
in the letting go of all the accepted givens.

Where stories carry the meaning and weight,
unrestrained and without filters, funnels or rails,
in the letting go of all the accepted givens,
things of importance usually begin on the fringe.


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13 Comments

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13 responses to “Free Range – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the idea of free range ideas grazing quite openly… through lush fields of juicy possibilities… What a lovely picture that conjures in my mind, Paul!

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  2. While I love the thought of a mind ranging free, Thoreau’s quote doesn’t sit quite right with me in light of the January 6th insurrection in the US.

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  3. ” In the letting go of the accepted givens…”
    Marvelous! It’s you PV!

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  4. Marvelous how you used a structured poetic form to express free range of ideas. You did it well. In fact the repetition of the lines helped me grasp the ideas even better. Brilliant.

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