What Emerges? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” Aldous Huxley

What Emerges?

Something emerges
between the dry grass of noon
and the last notes of an overture,
as the last of the spirit is imbibed
in an evening of introspection,
that single moment in which
the sole possibility arises
where our past watches with regret,
and how do we respond knowing
our submission is death and
hypocrisy brings censure,
do we offer objection,
see more clearly the 
self in the world
and our part in all that is?
What is met in this moment?

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, psychology, quote

13 responses to “What Emerges? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    thought provoking Paul.

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  2. “to see more clearly the self in the world”, good words. I just finished reading Huxley’s “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow”, much to chew on for the new year. Thank you for your poem! Robyn

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    • Thank you very much for sharing this Robyn. I noted that Orwell blamed leaders and govts, Huxley squarely blamed the people (I think they’re both right) and he’s right on the money for me.

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  3. Very interesting. I had to read it several times.

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  4. lync56

    A deep challenging poem


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