Even The Sky – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: The remains of the old Pergandes farmhouse circa 1913, Shire of Bencubbin, Western Australia.

“Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be.” John Kabat-Zinn

Even The Sky

I return,

but nothing is

as I imperfectly remember it,

the places I used to frequent

aren’t the same sepia tint,

even the sky refuses to be a memory,

the flowers no longer speak

as they once did,

my mood is on the loose

looking for a feeling,

at once muted, at once excited,

trying not to locate a grief

as I attempt, just for a moment,

to rekindle yesterday.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon

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9 responses to “Even The Sky – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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  2. I’m reminded by this photo of how every region had to use its main source of building supplies available

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    • Yes, in this case they scavenged the nearby granite outcrops and they also heated the granite to make it possible to sheer off large thin slices for building.


  3. Your poem speaks directly to me. I’ve had this experience so many times,

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  4. lync56

    Beautiful words – I relate


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