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Do You Remember When? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Fret – 5 Lines

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I have many memories, and many of those memories are located by music of the time, I’m sure many of you will know that experience for yourself.

 

 

Do You Remember When?

When fret is a board life takes a different tune,
from trouvere to the gods of rock,
the manipulated gut over brass
sometimes announced by a subtle, inescapable squeak,
where vibration becomes memory.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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I Might Just Stay Out There – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Ponder – 5 Lines

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I Might Just Stay Out There

I got to thinking but, I let it go and instead, I let my mind wander
to Shangri-La, Asgard, Xanadu, and Kunlun,
such places of beauty that penetrated my heart with a wound of joy,
I’m back now, but I fly out again tonight,
and somedays I imagine I might just stay out there.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Dressing The Ego – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Dress Up – 5 Lines

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Dressing The Ego

As children we clomped around in hobnail boots,
and adopted oversize clothes with abandon.
Now we adopt different garb with an air of caution,
dressing up our fragile egos.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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Unmake For A While – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Change – 5 Lines

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Photo: unattributed, found on Bing Images.

Roughly: Butterfly – eggs – caterpillar- chrysalis – butterfly. The photo above shows a butterfly emerging form its chrysalis, a transforming process.

 

Unmake For A While

In order to do one must first be,
and to be one must withdraw to a quiescent space
and unmake for awhile,
before unfolding into newness refreshed,
transformed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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Speaking Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Discovery – 5 Lines

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Speaking Silence

It took a while, a circuit or three,
but I discovered that silence is not the silence I thought it was,
for silence speaks a language of other,
a knowing not knowing that speaks for itself,
arriving and arriving and arriving.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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The Pleasure of Anticipation

Wave – 5 Lines

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The Pleasure of Anticipation

To untangle the sheets of passion spent,
anticipating the advent of
something savoury, something sweet,
even with just the thought
a wave of pleasure washes through me.

©Paul Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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Vacant Mind

5 Lines – Vacation

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We’ve been more of a camping, bush travelling type of family. But a couple of years ago we decided to take the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. It was a great choice, and a great holiday.

Vacant Mind

Where are you?
mmm … O, sorry, I was miles away.
Really? I could see that.
I was thinking we should go on a holiday.
Yes but you’ve just been, miles away, again.

©Paul Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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Explore

Explore – 5 Lines

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Bush walk at Chowerup in the reserve.

 

Explore

You came buttoned, but with invitation,
and, down in that lush grove
as damselflies swooned by your daisy crown,
we explored the borders of eternity,
and chartered a new path home.

©Paul Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

 

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