I Am Invited – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse – Poetics – Your Majesty


Photo: looking out across the breakaway at Jindalee into the Victoria Desert.


“Words are the fallen ruins of silent majesty.”  Bryant McGill


I Am Invited

To think that the horizon is not of my doing,
an expansive ocular trove
kaleidoscoping emotions that
leave me sighing and faint,
as yet an inescapable addiction
for a mind enamoured with
a living beauty that speaks
in slant of cruciforms and
sunsets watercolour bleeding
that is so sweet to taste
more than fruit to my wonder vine,
I am undiminished
though simply an observer of
this vast raw beauty
tucked in the bottom left corner
of this living majesty
to which I am invited.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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

55 responses to “I Am Invited – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. There is an openness to beauty here, as if you are inhaling the world in all its glory. I’ve read it three times now, and I’m about to go back and read it again. I love the opening and closing – the invitation – the poem itself is an invitation to experience.

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  2. I think the only way to admire such majesty is to be an insignificant part of it… succumbing to being a pebble.

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  3. I am enamored with the idea that we each have a wonder vine that bears fruit. I’m going to swing on my wonder vine today. Hopefully, I’ll get a blossom that smells good today. Maybe some fruit soon.

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  4. absolutely stunning, the wonder of life … love it!

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  5. An invitation to behold the majestic beauty of the world. As a guest, respectful of natures gifts.

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  6. I love the opening to this, redefining the horizon as an “expansive ocular trove
    kaleidoscoping emotions that
    leave me sighing and faint,”
    I have felt once or twice what you describe and it’s been so hard to put into words, so I’m glad you have succinctly done so, in this invitation to creation.

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  7. Nice first line about the horizon. And these: “tucked in the bottom left corner
    of this living majesty”

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  8. Dude, your stuff…it’s magic

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  9. You are always chooing wonderful words. “kaleidoscoping emotions” is great. 🙂

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  10. I have read this several times, Paul, captivated by your imagery. The opening line is intriguing, has me questioning, and just when I’m melting into the mood of the piece you drop the ‘univited’. This is the stuff of poetry!

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  11. A love poem if there ever was one ❤

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  12. Nature overwhelms us and makes us realise how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things, but it also instills in us a raw hunger for beauty and belonging. You’ve expressed that so clearly here.

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  13. Beautiful reflections/ and photo!

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  14. What a lovely meditation on the horizon, which, now that I think about it is a metaphor for perspective-taking, awe, and wonder. I just love the ending:

    tucked in the bottom left corner
    of this living majesty
    to which I am invited.

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  15. Feeling your connection to Mother Earth with this piece, Paul. Well-done!

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  16. lync56

    So beautiful


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