How Light I Am – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to construct a poem by using the last lines from the last twelve poems written or, use a last lines index from a book to construct from the poems of others.

dVerse Poets – MTB – In My End Is My Beginning

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“What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.” Charlie Chaplin

How Light I Am

Called Aphrodite
while mulling over the juice of my thoughts,
and then there were none,
is life always having to reduce to mere frippery,
and neither am I  or the things I hold close,
once you notice them
I never want to let go,
is love impotent,
navigated wreckage,
the next fully alive,
O how I wish I could see it,
how light I am.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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31 responses to “How Light I Am – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    I like how these poems turned out. Might be tempted to do my own.

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  2. Margaret Schaff Bednar

    To just let these poems sink in and not overthink them – they do leave an impression!

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  3. light and Aphrodite – in the end is my beginning! How well-crafted the way these lines move into one another especially:
    “is love impotent,
    navigated wreckage,”

    I think so!

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  4. I usually judge how light I am by the number of light beers that I drink.

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  5. A fun challenge and 👍🏻❤️


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  6. You’re title is hopeful in that you are able to rise above all of that drama.

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  7. I really like how this poem has turned out, Paul!


  8. I find the first two lines particularly intriguing because they bring to mind a scene taking place between the speaker of the poem and Aphrodite.

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  9. The last 2 lines are my favorites. Love how this turned out to be a new found poem.

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  10. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely stunning work done, Paul! Love as a navigated wreckage, is such a novel idea! 😍😍

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  11. Amazing, Paul, from the first to the last, last line, as the wreckage of love rises and sinks, and freed from it, making one “light.”

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  12. An interesting combination of ending verses. They came together very well!

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  13. The end made it so well… sometimes we only have to believe in lightness

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