The Real Food – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I’ve begun to realise that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all of its own.”  Chaim Potok

 

The Real Food

Such a sumptuous feast
with food to die for,
true nurture for the body
is gift too for the soul,
inseparable elements,
but, even so
the real food that nurtures
is quite something else,
the presence of absence,
a stillness of silence
an inactive being
that enables me whole.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

18 Comments

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18 responses to “The Real Food – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “enables me whole” – love this, Paul.

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  2. Paul, this is deep, so deep it almost feels like a riddle. Will have to read it again in the morning light.

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  3. So true, Paul! There has always to be hunger for silence. Our brain needs time to re-think. Michael

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  4. So deep and invites a deeper reflection for the food of the soul.

    the real food that nurtures
    is quite something else,
    the presence of absence,
    a stillness of silence
    an inactive being
    that enables me whole.

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  5. Good reminder that true nurture for the body nurtures and soul and vice-versa.

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  6. Beverly Crawford

    We have so little “stillness of silence” in our modern lives. There’s much to be said for it!

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  7. I long for this sustenance.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lync56

    So true – you could use this one for the Quiet Day or Sanctus!!??

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