Sublime Irony – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Stillness – VJs Weekly Challenge #32


Photo: looking out over the breakaway at Jindalee, such a peaceful place to camp.

“I have often wondered whether especially those days when we are forced to remain idle are not precisely the days spent in the most profound activity.”   Rainer Maria Rilke


Sublime Irony

The nothingness of stillness
is the something of me
that is wellness gifted inside,
a sublime irony,
where less is more,
and fuel for the rigours of day.
A day without still
is a faustian madness,
that sucks all the life out of me,
but to sit in the bush,
or the quiet of somewhere,
profoundly restores me to me,
and it helps me to topsy
as I turvey this world.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under bush walking, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

28 responses to “Sublime Irony – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It does me too. Sometimes we need to be still and just feel and breathe

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  2. Both the poem and quotation are wonderful.

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  3. I totally connect with this. I love the ending “profoundly restores me to me,
    and it helps me to topsy
    as I turvey this world.
    I need more days with stillness!

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  4. Beautifully said “fuel for the rigours of the day”. In fact, every word resonates on such a deep level. Thanks for sharing, Paul.

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  5. Check out V. J.’s Weekly Challenge which is ‘stillness’ for this week.

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  6. that’s why it’s my main business … well written and obviously resonated with many!

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  7. A lovely photo and such beautiful and profound reflections, Paul.

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  8. lync56

    Beautiful – love this poem I can relate so well to this and love the last line


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  9. So true.. Sometimes the stillness is what our chaotic mind needs.
    So blessed to have nature around us,.

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