Oneness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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The empyrean realm,
that meeting of
divine and other,
the fundament of love
which transcends
the ache of power
for unity,
that debris
of history,
to a selfless

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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40 responses to “Oneness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Selfless creative oneness, indeed, beautiful poem, Paul.

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  2. Yes, if only we could attain that selfless, creative oneness!

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  3. Uplifting. Reminded me of the lyrics from One Love by Bob Marley “One love, one heart
    Let’s get together and feel all right” . If only to achieve unity…a hope for humanity.


  4. Yes, if only possible

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  5. Meeting of divine and other … this I know so well. Beautiful poem.

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  6. Amy

    Beautiful, Paul. Maybe someday…

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  7. That serenity of oneness truly portrayed in your poem.

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  8. Hopefully, someday!❤️❤️

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  9. lync56

    Beautiful poem and I love this graphic


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  10. beautiful sentiment … bring it on!

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  11. Are there any notated points in history when peace, mindfulness and unity were the mode of the day? I believe I’ve heard, that history repeats itself. So maybe if we could point one out? Such beautiful words…

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    • Thank you so much Violet. Yes, excellent point. Difficult to answer though, except there are individual moments, or slices to point to. I think of the Moorish invasion of the Iberian peninsula in 711 CE, that delivered harmony between Muslim, Jews and Christians with mutual hospitality and a flourishing of the arts and sciences till 1492. Imperfect – but Switzerland as a neutral, peaceful, country. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, Tutu. Nothing enduring though, well, not yet 🙂


      • I’ve never heard of the Moorish Invasion is 711CE. Sounds like a substantial reign of peace. I’m going to research it immediately. Thank you so much for sharing this little ray of hope.

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      • I think there are others as you suggest, but it’s finding them, but also hoping for more sustainable ones in the future, keep hoping 🙂


  12. Ennle Madresan

    Well said!

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  14. That’s really wonderful! ❤

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  15. Hoping our children and grandchildren can achieve what our own generation seems to have avoided. A oneness for all.

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