In This Place – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population.” Vaclav Havel

In This Place

In the slow solitude of empty chairs like
a melancholy wrapped in damp cardboard,
I have been left to close my eyes where
what lies unseen is now revealed
maybe for a hundred years of unwaking,
dissolved into a myriad tones of slumber,
this is the most ethereal place to be,
to be pushed off that inner ledge of 
knowing and landing fully at unknowing,
sensing a profound feeling of belonging
in this place of the wandering spirit.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under carefree, dreams, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

13 responses to “In This Place – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful. I feel some peace given from it. Thanks, Paul! xx Michael

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  2. So much heart touching poem.gorgeous.❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Ruqia Ismat

    Very poignant and peaceful too .

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    I love this contemplative poem


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