A Shared Space – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Sanctuary – RDP Saturday


Photo: europaleisure.com (it seems that I am not the one who photographs our garden!)

“When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too.”  Mehmet Murat ildan


A Shared Space

In the garden of restoration
there is a chair,
another too,
an invitation
with table and wine,
a sharing amidst nature’s
colours and sounds,
that sweet moist air,
and the silence craved at day’s end.
A sanctuary to ponder madness
To dream our dreams,
and to divine purpose,
though not an end
of all our being.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, Gardening, life, love, mindfulness, poem, quote

26 responses to “A Shared Space – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Such an uplifting poem just when Winter is becoming quite old! Love the quote at the beginning, as well. Around here, many folks have that famous poem displayed in their gardens as I do:
    The kiss of the Sun for pardon,
    The songs of the birds for mirth,
    One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
    Than anywhere else on Earth.

    Hokey poem or not, I can’t wait to get back in my garden…😊
    Thanks for posting!

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  2. a garden sanctuary is what we all need, well penned 🙂

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  3. JayParkhe

    WoW!” A sanctuary to ponder madness
    To dream our dreams,
    and to divine purpose” wonderful expression. Kudos. 🙏🙏🙏

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  4. Your title reminds me of someone I know. Very welcoming. 🙂

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  5. Beautiful. I felt more calm just reading it 🙂

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  6. Amy

    Ahh… “a sanctuary to ponder madness” .


  7. Creating, and maintaining, a garden sanctuary amid chaos is no easy task, Paul, yet your words encourage me to continue trying any way. ❤

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  8. Wow. I love this, Paul. You have quite a good writing style, I experience the depth of it inside of me as I read your work.

    The end reminded me of a quote in my most recent blog post. It’s from Dag Hammarskjöld who did great peace work for the U.N. (I wrote about my visit there last week.):

    “We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence.”

    Blessings to you, Paul.

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  9. lync56

    My favourite space express so well – a table 2 chairs wine in the garden with you


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  10. Beautiful poem and serene garden space

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