It Is My Beginning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Sky


“The sky is not my limit … I am.”  T.F. Hodge

It Is My Beginning

Do fish ever worry about getting wet,
are we ever aware that the sky
touches our toes and that
on dark days
the cloud is simply that we
have forgotten that our feet
share the space with
all of nature
being coloured and gendered
utterly free,
cladding me,
welcoming my every breath,
waking and sleeping me,
inspiring and opening me,
the sky’s no limit at all,
it is but my beginning
a space we breathe
ourselves together.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, nature, poem

30 responses to “It Is My Beginning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Excellent! love this. What I love about a good poem, is how many thoughts can be condensed into a few words. Great opening line, and then the idea of our toes touching the sky, and not just plodding along in the dirt, an opportunity given to us, to explore and reach for something higher. Great start to my day, thank you!

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  2. I love this perspective

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  4. So true and motivating too, Paul! Thank you! Michael

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  5. blindzanygirl

    Absolutely beautiful

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  6. lync56

    Deep and thought provoking


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  7. It reminds me of Rumi 💚. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

    As mentioned in the above comments – your thoughts condensed into a few words make each word COUNT. You are a man of few words.😅

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