Surrender – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Friday Fun – Waves

Video taken July 2018 at Redgate Beach, Western Australia. It was so windy I was having trouble balancing as testified by the camera wobble. As I pan to the left, what should be open sandy beach is awash with waves and sand loss. It has been stormy here again this week as autumn gives way to winter once again.



The old engine is thrumming again,
nature’s pistons pounding the beach,
sand ever giving way,
what other choice could there be
in the face of such force?
Or surrender
and be one with all,
either way is death,
but only one is enlightening.

©Paul Vincent Cannon






Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, nature, poem, seasons

36 responses to “Surrender – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. wow powerful words Paul and wild sea … surrender it is!
    Thanks for joining in 🙂

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  2. I love the depth of this poem.
    Gosh those winds are strong. Wish I was in Bunbury to photograph the waves at the rocks.

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  3. Wow! Great description. Love the ending

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  4. Brought me back to living on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

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  5. I love wild, winter seas!

    Great post.

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  6. Last December even down (visiting) Florida… we got caught in, surrendered to huge winds/ waves in the left over of the storm.

    Hope your winter doesn’t get to bitter. Our summer is just starting.

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  7. Loved the way you have described the roaring nature and way we all give in.

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  8. With nature, best is to surrender.

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  9. Very wise, surrender is a beautiful feeling and brings much peace.

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  10. Tom Darby

    I love Viagra…

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  11. lync56

    Mmmm very deep – so well crafted


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