Indelible Wholeness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Satisfy – Word of the Day




Indelible Wholeness

The tide turned
from paucity to obscenity
with omnipotent enthusiasm
fit for a god,
Noah was a dullard,
two would never suit
four, six, ten,
never a slice or a sip
the whole damn lot,
naked carnality
right down to the bone
with alacrity,
an impossible consumption
and yet,
the corrective of
nature’s abundant
ever present beauty,
an indelible wholeness,
truly satisfy my soul.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, meditation, mindfulness, poem

21 responses to “Indelible Wholeness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Incredible poetry, I loved the opening lines… but i loved it all, the whole of it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very sweet piece!
    My sister-in-law thought that i was strange and “very wrong” when i told her that i didn’t believe that Noah put all of the pairs of animals on an ark and saved them. So i guess i’m strange and wrong.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ennle Madresan

    Triple WOW…those final 2 lines really blessed me, as I’m enjoying the same experience today…and SO Thankful!


  4. Love this poem! Of course, I have always liked “the rest of the ark story”: Noah’s wife had the real clarity of thought as she gathered seeds from all the plants of the Earth. Those animals would need food in the new world!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Truly amazing poem, Paul. I love the last line โ€natureโ€™s abundantโ€จever present beauty,โ€จan indelible wholeness,โ€จtruly satisfy my soul.โ€ Nature truly satisfies my soul too.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. cute and very different again, I relate to the later part ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Amy

    So good to reach the “Indelible Wholeness”.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lync56

    Wow that one went deep – had to read it twice to see


    Liked by 1 person

  9. Yes, the true path is never the ego.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.