Ever Yearning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Lost In Translation

Laura at dVerse has challenged us to look at three poems and write our own.


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“… of the eternal Face without gestures
and of the kingdom without form.”  
Gabriella Mistral  ‘Anniversary ‘

Ever Yearning

As deep calls to deep within me
slowly I untangle
the habits of the mind,
perhaps now my heart can see
as ever yearning through
the fog of all that is
drawing me ever inwards
that I might see your face
as if for the first time,
you who are eternal stillness,
come, let me see.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under challenge, Free Verse, mindfulness, poem, quote, Spirituality

38 responses to “Ever Yearning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A really tender poem, beautifully written thank you

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  2. Drowning in a greater presence…i like this!

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  3. Beautifully expressed, Paul!

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  4. Interesting write Paul. Food for thought.

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  5. I love the way you use introspect to find what you look for.

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    • Thank you for picking up on that Bjorn, I know it’s my default, I saw something of it in the three poems, but especially the second. It’s the contemplative in me 🙂


  6. The thought of finally knowing someone, when all is revealed, is tantalizing, as if a reward for all of the time together.

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  7. Beverly Crawford

    “You who are eternal stillness. Come, let me see” … evocative write!

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  8. Ahh just beautiful. Soothing, calming and that image of the clear what binds the whole piece together. I particularly love that lsat but one line – ‘you who are eternal stillness’, gorgeous!

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  9. So full of love and tenderness. Beautiful poem, Paul.

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  10. A beautiful meditation! Well done!

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  11. I like how you made this a longing for the eternal – a desire to see the One – thank you for joining in

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  12. lync56

    Yes – you could use this one for our quiet day


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  13. Wonderful thoughts, Paul! Sometimes really we have freeing the mind, to see the relevant things. Michael

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