Through Your Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Resilience

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Photo: Billyacatting Hill, a tree growing in a rock fissure that is shallow and dry, in a low rainfall and very hot region.


“I’m not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us – I don’t mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side – then it’s easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. and it’s set-esteem that allows a person to stand up.”  Maya Angelou


Through Your Love

I drifted for a time
as wind drifts sand across desert
where nothing seems to change
the sandness of drifting as
amongst dry bones and ash,
but in the flurry
you captured my seed
and, in the womb of your fissure
you birthed in me a courage
founded in your acceptance,
and though the winds returned
I was grounded, rooted,
and best of all, bendable
through your love of which I am
ever suppled and strong
in the face of all who
squander me in dry sands.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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58 responses to “Through Your Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Yes, we all need nurturing to endure, and be resilient. So beautifully expressed in your poem.

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  2. Ok, made my morning…sigh

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  3. This is wonderful. Lovely imagery in the tree but truisms through the love. Beautifully composed.

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  4. I just absolutely love this ❤️

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  5. The gift of true love. Well said, Paul.

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  6. I hadn’t really thought of resilience as a side benefit of relationship, but there is truth here. Certainly, my husband’s love and support has helped me flourish, even in the darkest times. Thanks for this revealing post Paul. Love the imagery.

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  7. Rooted in truth
    Wonderful poem

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  8. This is so wonderfully expressed, Paul. We all need this kind of love to thrive.

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  10. A great start into the new week! Thank you Paul, never stop thinking positive an help surviving love. Michael

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  11. An awesome poem, Paul!

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  12. I really like how the image, the Maya Angelou quote, your poem and form a call-and-response of inspiration.

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  13. Love the tie to Nature, truly beautiful!💖

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  14. That quote by Maya Angelou is a perfect painting of your poem. She is one of my favorite poets, and I was lucky enough to see her on stage.

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  15. The combination of photo, quote and your poem is amazing.
    We all need such one person in life and then the rest is history.

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  16. lync56

    Wow that is so beautiful


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  17. I now understand Love more that I read your “Through your Love”. The support, the care, and the stability provided can create magic in one’s life. Lovely. Inspiring. Respect. 🤗❣

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