Speak From Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”  Émile Zola

 

Speak From Me

The inner dualities,
centuries old,
rage within,
threatening emptiness, nakedness,
sadness,
if I pick up my brush or my pen,
or maybe my spade,
my mind asks that striving question,
will it be profound?
Which is really a question of
will it matter?
Yet a more timid urge,
the one that seems less in the world,
at least, until the work is done,
is when the heart says,
speak from me.
There, at my very centre,
arises the profound,
my profound,
in all its authentic glory.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

25 Comments

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25 responses to “Speak From Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Yes, in all its authentic glory. Sublime poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Love this – the heart saying ‘speak from me’. I think this poem does speak from the heart.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Super post, Paul! Love poems on creating!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    Wow another great poem

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    Like

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