Is It Strange? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Nothing protects the heart like patience.” Rob Hill Sr

Is It Strange?

Is it strange that he keeps his heart in a jar,
down by the sea, just out of reach of the tide,
with the lid screwed on very water-tight,
never to be awash on the shore of emotion.

Down by the sea, just out of reach of the tide,
he baited the hook of his own amour torment,
never to be awash on the shore of emotion,
yet always afraid of the waves rolling in.

He baited the hook of his own amour torment,
conscious of the disappearing sands,
yet always afraid of the waves rolling in,
uncertain of the stars coming down close.

Conscious of the disappearing sands,
with the lid screwed on very water-tight,
uncertain of the stars coming down close,
is it strange that he keeps his heart in a jar?


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23 responses to “Is It Strange? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Not at all!
    Marvelous!

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  2. This pantoum reminds me so much of my old friend J. Alfred Prufrock.

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  3. You poem reminded me of a couple of lines from the Beatle song Elinor Rigby, “Kept in a jar by the door” & “Who is it for?”

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  4. “Conscious of the disappearing sands,
    with the lid screwed on very water-tight,
    uncertain of the stars coming down close,”
    💖💖
    Not strange at all this smart man!

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  5. Maybe not strange but lonely😭🙁

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sounds like a safe place to keep it!

    Liked by 1 person

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  8. 🇳🇺❤🧡🧡🏳️‍🌈

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