Just Waiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Wash the dust from your soul and heart with wisdom’s water.” Rumi

Just Waiting

Today we moved some dust around,
it had gathered unrepentant in corners,
forming little mountains of repute,
offering puthered clouds so black,
of dreams blown in the wind,
catching in open eyes,
waiting for open doors,
secretly travelling on cats,
hiding in cracks,
sticking to the brush,
stores of memory just waiting 
to distract our futures.

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21 responses to “Just Waiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I like Rumi’s metaphor and your poetic take on it.

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  2. I love the “secretly traveling in cars”😂

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  3. Beautiful poem…love the word ‘puthered’ had to look that one up (spell check doesn’t like it). I have a wood burner that puthers a lot.

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  4. Dust is quite unrepentant… (There we shall all end I understand?)

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  5. Thanks so much for this poem, Paul!!! I loved it and the message. However, if you have favorite memories and moments that you revisit and relive so that there is no dust gathering on them, aren’t they exempt from being let go? Ha! Very inspirational!!

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  6. A great description of cleaning… moving dust around! I love it.

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  7. I fully agree to Liz’ comment. Love it! xx Michael

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  8. lync56

    Love it – a different take on dusting



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