Now I Can See – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Open Link Night, the night we choose a poem to post.

dVerse Poets – OLN

Broken mirror –

“Because we think in a fragmentary way, we see fragments. And this way of seeing leads us to make actual fragments of the world.” Susan Griffin

Now I Can See

I forget what caused it,
but then I don't want to remember,
the mirror broke into what 
seemed like a thousand pieces
one ordinary, calm day long ago,
and the world changed
as it does when you see it
through slivers and shards,
piecemeal vignettes,
a peep show,
scattered moments,
I glued the pieces back together,
such a mess,
no longer one, instead
a collected whole,
now I can see

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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17 responses to “Now I Can See – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I was very relieved that the poem ended in a clear vision of a collected whole.

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  2. 🌹 I love perfect imperfection 💖


  3. Oh, this is so poignant, Paul. I love the realization at the end.


  4. That last line, what a poignant insight to life’s journey. It takes a lot of courage to accept this and have a deeper appreciation of the whole.

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  5. I think sometimes a mended world is even clear when you can see all its facets

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  6. Ah, to see both the forest and the trees, Paul. That is perfect vision! ❤

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  7. It’s funny how we concentrate on single pieces hoping to know but it isn’t until we step back to look at the collected whole that it all comes together. I find seeing to be an inspiration to search more 🙂

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  8. Especially love the last six lines.❤️

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  9. lync56

    Intersting poem


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