Slowly – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Wait




“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.”   Zen Haiku quotes


The brazier floats on tatami,
kimono and cups neatly appointed,
the smell of sencha wafts and
the steam curls upwards
so does my heart
with each step,
she breathes slowly
moves deliberately
as I wait patiently
for my life to pour out
floating on tatami.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, Haiku, life, mindfulness, poem, quote, Spirituality

20 responses to “Slowly – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The pace, the image presented, all create an atmosphere of sacred waiting. I need to relearn this skill.

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  2. One of the most sensual ceremonies.

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  3. You’ve captured that pace and anticipation perfectly. I also love VJ’s reflection of “sacred waiting” because that’s what it is. ❤️

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  4. Beautifully penned, Paul. I love it. 🙂

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  5. A lovely evocation of the comfort to be found in ritual.

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  7. lync56

    Very beautiful



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