Wisdom So Rare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Do you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”      Charles Bukowski



Wisdom So Rare

At days end what did you receive,
what did you let go?
An examen of ebb and flow might help,
for life gives up a series unplanned,
memories touched by a word or a chord,
the sound of a voice to reminisce,
an exhaust that intrudes,
sunrise, sunset,
faces, tears and smiles,
all morsels of emotion to feast,
nothing rote learning can touch,
and though two times two equals four,
what feeling is that?
Or a library the envy of all?
Pages and jottings are bankable things,
even a conference or two,
but at the end of the day a little reflect
brings a wisdom so rare,
a discernment of movement or no,
be there pain and resist,
or perhaps joy and relief,
acceptance and gratitude redecorate inside,
and gently encourage release,
no mountains may move,
but a peace will exist,
as we learn to be just as is.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under education, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, Spirituality

34 responses to “Wisdom So Rare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A difficult concept to achieve

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  2. It’s truly very rare…..

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  3. very thoughtful rendering, as always

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  4. Nasuko

    I would like to stay in a calm heart at day’s end.☺️
    Nice topic☺️

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  5. marandarussell

    I find the hard part about wisdom isn’t getting it, but holding onto it even in times of trouble!

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  6. Much to ponder here, and certainly something I think of often – at the end of the day, what was it all for?

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  7. perfect meditation … you express it so well and it’s resonated with others :mrgreen:

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  8. Amy

    Like the last two lines.

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  9. I concur

    “wisdom so rare”

    Regards and good will blogging.

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  10. ‘just as is’ is so simple but rare. Words of wisdom, Paul.

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  11. lync56

    Very deep – wisdom encapsulated in your words – loved the quote too the answer for me – “no – I don’t think I do” – does anyone though??

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