Sparks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.” Haruki Murakami


Rambunctious, fugitive thoughts rolled in
seeking refuge and
took roost in the emptiness of my mind,
a mischief afoot,
but what can be done?
The door was open,
nothing was going on,
how could I refuse?
I can feel them fluttering about,
their eloquence so light in
expressive songs of radiance,
a dispersion of rude exactitude,
an abundance of inarticulate cool,
sparks to light my wondered wandering.

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22 responses to “Sparks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I could see the ‘ wondered wondering ‘ of the mind in the light of sparks from the soul!

    Beautiful construction!

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  2. VJ

    You are such a wordsmith! This deserved a second pondering.

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  3. I’m quite fond of wondered wandering, although the thundering hooves from time’s winged chariot tend to cut it short.

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  4. great poem, great pic Paul! 💗

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  5. Rambunctious, fugitive thoughts rolled in
    seeking refuge and
    took roost…

    So very relatable, Paul ❤


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  6. lync56

    Wow I love the use of words so creative such beautiful images


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