There, In The Corner – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“If we are able to see our own shadow and can bear knowing about it, then a small part of the problem has been solved.” Carl Jung

There, In The Corner

In the most darkest silence,
when all is perfectly still
and nothing cares to stir,
I set my mind to free-range
for a wander of my hidden self,
a revealing place of tropes and troves
beyond the dreams of famous writers,
treasures of carefully filed vignettes,
confessions of denial,
secret gardens,
Crimes and sorrows,
it has the lot,
and there in the corner in the
haloed light of night's demise,
I see a shade of shadow
playing at my edges.

Copyright 22 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, identity, life, philosophy, poem, quote

9 responses to “There, In The Corner – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A very perceptive poem. Our shadow self can be an elusive thing.

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  2. Love the quote and I think my own “shadow” is quite visible

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  3. Deep stuff here, Paul. I like it!

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  4. Amy

    a shade of shadow…, I see it too.

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  5. lync56

    Mmm a lot of depth and insight in this beautifully crafted poem



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