Know The Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

Know The Invitation

Those days do come,
they surprise
arriving unannounced and uninvited
days where before, we caroused and
rejoiced with wine and fine food
only to be usurped by a pressing sense
of dry bones and a yearning for
something more,
something deeper,
something beyond,
and as this desert deepens,
to know the invitation and
to look for the very things that
nourish the soul.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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32 responses to “Know The Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. There you go, penning the very words that touch my current condition. Thanks for surreptitiously giving me hope in the midst of my desert.

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  2. This also resonates with me right now too! Beautifully penned. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Wonderful poetry 👍👌

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  5. Yes, that invitation has a way of presenting itself periodically throughout life.
    Open it up and RSVP.

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  6. Saint-Ex had a special relationship with the desert. Lost too many friends there and had been stranded a few times too. (See Terre des hommes) BUt that gave the world “Le petit prince”. Cheers

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  7. WOWZA…this is knock-me-over good, yet again. And I love the opening quote…brought back a memory of a college English Lit professor.

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  8. Beautiful. Very welcome this time, Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  10. Spot on, Paul. A reminder to be present in every moment.

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