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Exquisite Lightness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Topsy-Turvey

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“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Exquisite Lightness

Time had hardly begun
though time was a pure farrago,
strange how chaos can be so organised
to be such exquisite lightness
and now we are really floating.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Stuck – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: provided by Patricia’s Place

 

 

Stuck

My heart lifts as the sounds of childhood waft the air,
I look for children, but none are there
only adults blankly staring, going round and round,
they were here every yesterday
their lives stuck in a merry-go-round way.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Everyday – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Improvise

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Everyday

Down to the club in a charabanc
only to discover democracy of a bent,
open mic night or improv they said
that’s just how it is everyday I replied,
life is an improv.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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I Remember – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – The Beach

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I Remember

When I have whelved all my thoughts to the
point that I dwell in anomia
I go to the edge to listen to the wind calling,
while the water caresses,
and I remember your laughter.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

 

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You Really Shouldn’t -a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Voices

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You Really Shouldn’t

Nurturing the pain and stealing
jealous moments I cruise the depths
of my darkness, but you just laughed
and you really shouldn’t have because
the voices in my head don’t like that.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Waiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Fireworks

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Waiting

Jack walked the streets at three
until a resounding boom of wheels in ruts
would send him marching ramrod home,
on fireworks night he would take cover
waiting for the shells to rain down.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: I observed “Jack” many times but never got to know him, in one week he never got to the shops because the trucks would sound explosive when they hit a rut or drain cover and he would stop, stand to attention, wheel about, and march home again. Shell shock/PTSD had wrecked him.

Paul, pvcann.com

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Spiced With Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Potluck – In Other Words

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Spiced With Love

We had a little gathering from all along our street,
a Bob, a Jane or two, a Susan, James and more,
all placed a gift or three in our communal pot,
from generosity to empathy and listening stirred right in,
while some so very carefully spiced it with their love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Pedlar – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Compliment – In Other Words

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Pedlar

Hand wringing vestige of a lapdog
always angling down your own road
schmoozing oily paeans for gain
dripping your heart’s desires so secret,
you selfish panegyric pedlar.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Too Many – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Unhappy

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Photo: Lake Brown, just below Eaglestone Rock (Nungarin), just as the sun is setting, the moon visible. Lake Brown has always been a natural salt lake, but human impact has exacerbated the salinity and balance of the lake’s eco-system.

 

Too Many

I walked the lake around today and
said a prayer for the one tree who
had sighed its last lying in the midden
of our lust and sorrows, lachrymose,
I have said too many prayers of late.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Shared Them Round – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Challenge

 

Shared Them Round

Slurries, slushies, confectioned ice,
such sweetness
palatable and fun,
I crushed my dreams with lime
and shared them round.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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