Good Friends – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Purifying The Mind


Photo: The breakaway at Jindalee, so still and quiet.


“Since all is empty, all is possible.”  Nāgārjuna

Good Friends

I was a younger man then
when I wrestled the kraken of nemesism
and made friends with silence and stillness,
almost by accident it seemed
leaning on the strainer post
looking out across the paddock
at the sunset painting itself,
and everything melted
just fell away,
leaving me light of heart,
ever since
my friends have stayed the course
in various guises,
and wherever I am they are there
a welcome balm
for my cosmogyral mind.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




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28 responses to “Good Friends – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. …couldn’t have made better friends.

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  2. Friends who will not desert!

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  3. blindzanygirl

    Absolute friends, lovely

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  4. Good friend will always have your back.

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  5. Amy

    faithful friendship, indeed. Your beautiful poem reminds how Van Gogh said about friendship, “Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves…”

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  6. What a lovely word, cosmogyral.

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  7. Nice descriptions: “cosmogyral mind” and “the sunset painting itself”.

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  8. lync56

    Beautiful and so true of my experience too


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