Then And Now – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” Lionel Hampton

Then And Now

I knelt
under the washing line
in meditation
plucking sun burned weeds
from cracks.

Overhead the washing
in the breeze.

I was running,
through familiar grass
with summer in my hair,
and hope in my heart.

I return,
walking towards the day
with autumn on my face,
and hope ever in my heart.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, meditation, memory, poem, quote

12 responses to “Then And Now – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very nice!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad


  2. I LOVE this one!! It made me feel happy and warm. (And there’s an aesthetically pleasing symmetry to it as well, like a a resolving chord in music.)

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  3. lync56

    Oh wow this is such a beautiful poem – made me teary


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  4. Amy

    Then, now… beautiful. “hope ever in my heart”, Love it. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Heartfelt memories last forever and strengthen us in times of need. A small anchor to help center.


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