Tag Archives: “Waiting”

Forever – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Waiting


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“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.”   Haruki Murakami



She recalled and awareness of the past
which also became the present,
a horological antechamber
of present moments,
never departed, never arrived at,
but always the injunction of elders,
well intended, yet impossible,
the delicate even delicious
moment of knowing that
waiting is forever.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Cuckoo-flower – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Waiting


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“The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them.”  Austin O’Malley


The Cuckoo-flower

She was more verbivore than herbivore
a cuckoo-flower who habited a simple meliorism
that the pasture was always better down the road
paradise in four-leafed clover she’s heard,
just awaiting the jumbuck special, ticket cloven.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under challenge, Country, farming, Five Lines, Free Verse, life, poem, politics

Waiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Fireworks


Image: provided by Patricia’s Place



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


Filed under Five Lines, Free Verse, life, poem, war