Am – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Ocean Beach, near Denmark, Western Australia.

“On this path let your heart be the guide.” Rumi


I am at the edge,
beyond the vanishing horizon,
where wave and shore become one 
and where sand lines are being 
effortlessly redrawn by those who
are nowhere to be seen, though 
deep down I suspect they are real,
forcing me to look closer at my
ambivalence towards the world
and know that I must draw my 
own lines, whose strands will
never unravel in the face of the
strange tides ahead.

Copyright 2022 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


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

19 responses to “Am – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I might like some to disappear ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Excellent use of metaphor! I love the affirmation of going one’s own way.

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  3. Yes, you are, and I can’t think of better company to have out here ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. t

    Much like Rumi’s ethereal work, it’s filled with self awakening, beautiful.

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  5. I had to make my own path a while ago. Thanks for writing

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  6. lync56

    I love the depth of this poem


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