Looking At The Sky – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Linda is hosting Poetics with an invitation to use any one of the eleven quotes from Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, as inspiration for a poem.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Breakfast At Tiffany’s

I have chosen “Never love a wild thing …. if you let yourself love a wild thing, you’ll end up looking at the sky.” Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories)

Photo: found at atendanarocha.com

“Look at the blue of the sky and tell me why you held back?” Morrissey

Looking At The Sky

No one likes stale bread or rancid butter,
who would enjoy hours of a blank screen
or to be stuck eternally in a check-out
my vision of Dante's inferno as a living hell,
routines as ruts, as dead ends, as graves,
who wants vanilla, O please, nothing mild,
give me something, someone wild and free
who will cast off the fetters of the day and
lie down together looking at the sky.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, love, passion, poem, quote

25 responses to “Looking At The Sky – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. What a gorgeous poem Paul! Thanks for joining us.

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  2. I like that attitude☺️

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  3. Your poem is absolutely marvellous! I agree wholehearedly with your sentiments…

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  4. The crunching, jarring words lead to that effortless moment…of relaxation, staring up to the big blue…true philosophy there..


  5. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely breathtaking, Paul! Woww!! ❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Wild and free, over vanilla and routines. Love the adventurous spirit.

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  7. No, not vanilla for sure! Paul, this is marvellous.


  8. I also agree with your sentiments, Paul! Another great poem! xx Michael

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  9. Hi, I enjoyed reading this.

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  10. lync56

    Great poem


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