Come Back – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The more veiled becomes the outside world, steadily losing in colour, tone, and passions, the more urgently the inner world calls us.” Carl Jung

Come Back

The walls of the city whisper as I pass
collecting snippets of their meaning,
while trees hang in solemn knowing,
and birds console with sweet songs
and dance ahead of me, though I
feel heavy on the cinder path today,
the weeds seem more plentiful,
stronger than ever, and time swirls
turmoil through me as I judge 
myself and wonder too, where
has my passion flown?

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26 responses to “Come Back – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Perhaps the judging is weighing the passion down. Look up and be enlightened.

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  2. This speaks for me also

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. Sometimes it goes away, but then comes back. The fact that the city, the birds and even the weeds speak to you mean that it’s still there, deep inside, waiting to explode and carry you on a storm of inspiration.

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  4. You describe the scene quite well ~ we all experience doubt within ourselves from time to time ~ what you do best for certain is destined to return. Stay strong.

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  5. I love this line: “I / feel heavy on the cinder path today.” (Gut reaction. There is something about the way it sounds.)

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  6. Paul, this is a very vivid poem. I especially like the line, “The weeds seem more plentiful.” We sometimes pass through a barren place on our creative journeys. A familiar human experience beautifully expressed. ❤ All the best!

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  7. Beautifully written Paul,

    i did miss reading your lovely poems, but I’m back now.

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  8. Amy

    Beautifully expressed, Paul!

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  9. Beautifully penned serenity. Lovely!

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  10. lync56

    Sombre and introspective but beautifully worded painting a picture of emotions


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