Feathered It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Lightness


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“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart.”  Tich Nhat Hanh


Feathered It

Life’s thirty kilos was on my back all day,
so heavy my mind was bowed and my soul weighed down,
till I sat with you at days end and
you lightened my burden as you received my
leaden tale and feathered it with wings to fly away.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Five Lines, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, relationship

27 responses to “Feathered It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. poetryfromtheinkwell

    So very beautiful the imagery created. I love the use of weight, transferring it from the burden of carrying it on the back (and in the heart and soul) to the ether as someone listens. Just perfect.

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  2. Lovely I can relate. I emphasized with the listener because someone has to take the weight.

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  3. lync56

    That is so beautiful

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  4. I love how the momentum shifts from heavy to weightless, by giving weight, wings. A poem one experiences.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Yes! To have someone just listen is life enhancing.

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  6. Listening is perhaps one of our most powerful gifts
    to share…along with love.

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  7. all very well said above 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Thank you for sharing your words. We all need the blessing of a listener and we who do the listening are also blessed.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Beautiful verse about sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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