Letting The Gates Open – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Life is without meaning. You bring meaning to it.” Joseph Campbell

Letting The Gates Open

Making meaning is the gift of myth,
an imagineering of shifted shapeness,
a wasabi like future of inlaid redemption,
minds made and unmade as refolding clay.

An imagineering of shifted shapeness,
the undressing of facades and stereotypes,
minds made and unmade as refolding clay,
remoulding actions as arcade possibilities.

The undressing of facades and stereotypes,
letting the gates open so the horses can bolt,
remoulding actions as arcade possibilities,
creating fluid arcs of understanding.

Letting the gates open so the horses can bolt,
a wasabi like future of inlaid redemption,
creating fluid arcs of understanding,
making meaning is the gift of myth.


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16 Comments

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16 responses to “Letting The Gates Open – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    Your words are in tune with my thoughts this morning – how we can expand our life so easily, if we are just willing to extend and take a risk.

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  2. I really like this. Insightful. And the quote. Yes: we ascribe meaning and value to life.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely packaged beauty. Blessings.

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  3. Such a good quote too!

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  4. Oh my, your writing is Excellent, and a bit enviable.

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  5. I really like how “imagineering” is used in this poem. “Imagination” did need a verb form.

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  6. Love that phrase, “creating fluid arcs of understanding”. Implies grace, motion, change, while delivering understanding. Sweetly done. Cheers

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