Wise Epiphany – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?


Wise Epiphany

I would often ask,
“What’s behind that door?”
and wise Epiphany would say to me;
one day it will open to you.
“When?” I would ask,
and wise Epiphany,
always so patient, said;
when your heart is ready,
of course!
And, I guess,
the things you hope for
you hold against,
that way disappointment keeps away.
But today it happened,
I was feeling brim full,
and overflowing with such joy,
I let go,
and as I neared the door,
it opened to me.
Wise Epiphany purred,
and said,
see, I told you,
now, let’s leave the winter of your longing,
and journey the summer of your joy.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem

70 responses to “Wise Epiphany – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Brother, you have really been writing ’em lately, haven’t you? Reblogging to my sister site Timeless Wisdoms

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  3. Oh! this is SO beautiful, Paul!

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  4. Loved the beautiful take on the prompt Paul 👍

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  5. Lovely! So uplifting!

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful!❤

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  7. Patience, young grasshopper.

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  8. Paul, what a beautiful expression of joy! I can so see how when your heart overflows, the door opens. 🙂 I would like to use this poem for my next Forgiving Fridays – I encourage readers to post their experience with forgiveness and self-love.

    Is that ok with you? If so, I’ll include it in the next lineup when I do the monthly Forgiving Fridays post!

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  9. Fabulous and wonderfully optimistic.

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  10. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    You opened my heart on this day Paul.

    “Wise Epiphany purred,
    and said,
    see, I told you,
    now, let’s leave the winter of your longing,
    and journey the summer of your joy.”

    You are blessed and exceptionally gifted to have written this moving poem, touching many of your readers.

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  11. Readers are walking on air today. Thank you.

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  12. Outstanding, no pun intended.🌟

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  13. Love this uplifting poem of hope–the day will come when it is time! 🙂

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  14. Lovely. Our fears often prevent us from enjoying the things that are waiting for us 🙂

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  15. Love this poem and especially the last two lines.

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  16. lync56

    Wow love this one – so true


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  17. delightfully refreshing!

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  19. I enjoyed how you used Epiphany as an essence of being.
    “Today “epiphany” carries a range of meanings, including “an intuitive grasp of reality,” “an illuminating discovery, realization, disclosure, or insight,” or simply “a revealing scene or moment.” My definition of an epiphany is “a moment of sudden or great revelation that usually changes you in some way.”

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  20. I adored this challenge! The image was so thought provoking. I loved your interpretation. 🙂 BTW, thanks for the follow on I Write Her. Looking forward to your feedback on my posts. Have a nice day!

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  22. ladynimue

    Wonderful poetry. And much wise

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