Beyond Our Dreams – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“There is no certainty, there is only adventure.” Roberto Assagioli

Beyond our Dreams

Is life a simple palindrome,
a symmetry from reflection,
the looking glass of limitation,
read forwards, read backwards,
always the same, even by half,
is this how the universe works,
a sullen descent to a predestination?
Or is life something less known,
less predictable, more wonderful,
because it is wild and unrestrained,
going beyond our dreams and desires.

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25 responses to “Beyond Our Dreams – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Brilliantly written, it is wild and unrestrained!

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  2. I’m going with “less predictable,” “wild and unrestrained.” Thanks for posing the question in poetry!

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  3. She certainly has the world on a string.

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  4. Life is always filled with surprises, some great, some not so great, but always interesting! Wonderful poem, Paul. ❤

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  5. excellent question and excellent poem, Paul.


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  6. I also love the pointing on wild and unrestrained. Magic, Paul!

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  7. Life is a wonder beyond what we can imagine, but courage is required to enjoy it.

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  8. great poem and ponderings Paul. Love the metaphor of the palindrome. who knows if we’re coming or going these days or going or coming. 💖🌻🙏

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  9. lync56

    Beautifully spoken and so you embracing the ride of life


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