What Is Revealed? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You see?



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What Is Revealed?

To see it sitting on the table,
to savour and
meditate upon this mystery
which might
or might not be gift,
to interrogate myself
as to my mood
or what it is that I bring
to this moment of truth
that might determine
not what is inside it,
but rather,
in the opening,
what is revealed in me.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem

39 responses to “What Is Revealed? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ah…. excitement or disappointment! The reaction…. oy

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  2. Beautiful! I especially love the wisdom of the last two lines! ❤

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  3. Yes, the giver reveals so much about who they are by what is given, tangibly and otherwise.

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  4. Ah, yes! The feelings before one unwraps the gift.

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  5. Loved the way you have insisted on the importance of self-reflection

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  6. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    What is revealed in me…this resonates deep within me, a beautiful poem Paul.

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  7. Great take on the prompt, Paul. I love your thoughts.

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  8. Thank you for this very philosophical start to the week, Paul! Have a good one! Michael

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  10. lync56

    Mmmm very deep


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  11. Brought to mind two types of ‘openings’
    The rippers and the methodical careful to save everything folks.
    Reminds me that of the one businessman’s story that the boss took potential hires out to lunch if they salted their food before tasting… he wouldn’t even consider hiring them…

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  12. You really influencing me @pvcann.

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