Sufficiently Naked – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Sufficiently Naked

One must be sufficiently naked
to engage the golden ratio
that rhythm of
going inwards
to the source,
the mirror,
and facing
where no lies
can ever be told
that would fool the self
where the self can find its
true expression of the real
and once again emerge aware
ever knowing and unknowing,
always beginning and ending
with the past and future,
and within this journey
lies the source
of all mystery.

©Paul Vincent Cannon





Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem

40 responses to “Sufficiently Naked – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Laura Huxley (Aldous Huxley’s second wife) had a private conversation with Jiddu Krishnamurti one day during which she asked K how to experience the Source, as you put it. Krishnamurti essentially said what you’ve said here. Become completely naked. Give up everything.

    I especially like your reference to the fact that you cannot fool the self on the deepest levels. So many of us try to.

    A sweet gem of a poem. Thanks, Paul

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  2. Beautiful, soulful, and inspiring!❤️ 😊

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  3. Love this take on being naked – it’s hard to see ourselves this way, naked, vulnerable, nothing to hide behind. Exposed.

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  4. Thank you so much Sir for the beautiful poem.

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  5. Exquisitely expressed.

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  6. Ennle Madresan

    Wow Wow WOW….love both your poem and the seashell…

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  7. This seashell just prooves Nature’s power and perfection. Poem is Simply wonderful

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  8. ESP

    brilliantly written and shaped too

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  9. a look inwards, an honest evaluation, that’s a mirror one has to have the right time for, exquisite words Paul

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  10. This is was simply beautiful

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  11. This is so deep, Paul. No one can see our true self but ourselves.

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  12. This speaks to me. I have been thinking about the golden ratio a lot lately. This poem is fantastic.

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  13. lync56

    Another very deep and beautiful poem


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