Pondered Pebble – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Pebble – RDP Thursday


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“It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.”  Thomas Carlyle

Pondered Pebble

Have you ever stood and pondered a pebble
on riverbank or seashore,
to know that a conglomerate surrendered it so
by water and by wind,
that oneness can give an abundance
and nothing is alone or insignificant,
to think that such a small thing
can be a giant killer,
a game changer,
gravity mover,
disturber of peace,
a garden of delight,
pity the one who doesn’t ponder a pebble.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under beach, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

41 responses to “Pondered Pebble – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. guilty pleasure…love this!

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  2. Love it! The things we overlook have so much to teach us!

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  3. Picking up pebbles especially on a beach is such a wonderful occupation. I have a guilty secret, let me whisper: I sometimes take them home.

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  4. Even the tiniest is giant, eh?

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  5. If we ponder then even the most insignificant is so significant. Love this.

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  6. David was pretty handy, given the right pebble.

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  7. I love the notion that it can be ‘a game changer’

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  8. Paul very insightful pondering a pebble is the inception of a reflection in helping to understand the meaning behind your selections

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  9. “pity the one who doesn’t ponder a pebble” – indeed!

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  10. Love the words Paul 🙂

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  11. Loved this! Yes, I often look at a rock or pebble and wonder about its history/life story about how it came to be what it is and where it is. I always end up thinking I’m a bit weird! Ha!

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  12. Exactly – Pity the one who doesn’t ponder a pebble! Beautiful poem, Paul! And thanks for the quote too, I haven’t heard that one before. 😊

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  13. lync56

    I pondered pebbles differently but this stimulated me to ponder them


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