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I Dare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night

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I Dare

To close the door
I close myself,
hinged on a thin
premise of protection
against your congealed words,
While yet sowing
Seeds of destruction,
Calloused,
ridged against
the pain,
and shutting out the world,
but the pain lingers,
festers,
until once again
I dare to open that door,
and so, to open myself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Spacious – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Spacious

I once caught fire with indignation
why me?
I sweat some thoughts
with mangled mind
but nothing changed,
my mind a cinema
of replayed plots and plans,
and when I finally did let go
what once seemed weak
now felt strong
a paradox of vision,
acceptance is a messy game
both simple and complex
and yet
perceived,
the losers prize
now a brave new world
so spacious I can breathe.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Yet No – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Sanctuary – Word of the Day

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Photo: Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, NT.

Yet No

Calm, bucolic smells waft along the warming air
as birds flit and flurry in the vapoured light,
sandstone stout and stoic
holds water
better than any argument,
so quiet this pastorale
a place of beauty and refuge
midst the maddening world,
yet no true sanctuary
without you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Redeemed – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Ekphrastic Poems – dVerse Poets – Mary Frances

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Redeemed

A road of bones
this skull and leaves
dry and brittle under foot,
yet life appears
summoned from beyond,
caring not for our trivial days,
you bring a message of repair
to less despair of dying trees,
as you lie in state
amidst their aged fruit,
to look to better days
of green and life,
but you care not to stay
you’ve said your piece,
and so you fade before me,
amidst that tragic fruit,
redeemed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Made A Path – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Foreign – Word of the Day

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Made A Path

The albatross of grand ideas finally landed
strewn across the beach
in the year that I became an iconoclast
and realised that I didn’t belong,
so, I let go the balloon and
made a path
that blazed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Reach Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Reach Beyond

O how the imagination thinks
weaving kingdoms,
portals of alchemy
that reach beyond the
second draw of life and
open to something smaller
while yet greater,
a minute expanding to a second
somehow yet an hour
untortured,
to glimpse a heartfelt,
something deep inside
unsullied,
shining.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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To Let It Go – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night – 243

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To Let It Go

To let it go
a wrench of the self
that old school book
an identity so dull now
so precious then,
is it that I yearn for what was,
all I could be,
or, is it that I am less settled now
in my certainty?

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

 

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I Am Of Sorts – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – In My Element

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I Am Of Sorts

I am dressed in myself
a wicker of caught things
a mudling of all things
growing,
melding,
like a time capsule
ever expanding into
the unknown serpentine flow
yet too, though
encrusted of forms,
not hindered
or weighed down,
at least
in this prescient moment,
supernova,
a noe
of sorts.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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We Will -a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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We Will

Rest on my heart which beats as yours
I sense the precipice on which you stand
and have stood there
as others have stood
time and again,
let me weep with your weeping
I am already washed in your flow
as you have been in mine,
rest on my shoulder as I rest on yours
and, take my hand
as I take yours
together
we will
step back and
begin again.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Friends – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: Wandoo tress at Mt. Observation, Mundaring, W.A. just on the boundary between Northam and York. This forms part of the Wandoo National Park and forest reserve in the Darling Range.

 

Friends

The Wandoo tree touched me,
unselfishly
it sent a leaf
which spiralled from so high,
slowly descending
on the warm air
and finally,
unannounced
it caressed my cheek,
we were hardly close before
but in that moment
there was a knowing and
the Wandoo tree and I were friends.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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