But – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Bjorn is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a poem of dissonance. For further details and an informative link follow the link below.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Meet The Bar With Dissonance

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“Dissonance is the truth about harmony.” Theodor Adorno


I sit to sip,
the brew is kind but 
the battle hardened walls 
ricochet shrill, gaudy, laughter
unsettling my mood, 
my ears assaulted by the 
grinder's piercing turbine 
making speech redundant, 
along with scraping chairs, 
clanking cups, call that a ringtone, 
and keep your polite frivol of exchange,
I rise to go for sanity.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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48 responses to “But – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A poem that expresses my thoughts/reactions as well ~~ Bravo!

    Liked by 5 people

  2. I agree with you. Sometimes to remain sane, or keep what little sanity I have left, I find myself on the run.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. I find noise to be more intrusive and difficult to deal with as I grow older……even with
    diminished hearing (lol!).

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Very well done! That’s exactly the environment that sends me fleeing out the door.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. “Thje brew is kind”. Well done.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Well put, Sir. I can relate to this. Cheers!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Good one, Paul 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Sometimes the only thing that helps is to find a place of solitude….

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  9. Beautiful, and it also meets my situation, most time of the day. xx Michael

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  11. lync56

    Great poem – been there!


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  12. beautifully written!!!

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