The Unknowing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon




“Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.”  Henry Miller

The Unknowing

that one doesn’t know
is the most profound moment,
like seeing through a window,
not to the other side
so much as to see
what was not seen before,
a complete unknowing of
everything and a turning
to the inner compass
awaiting stillness.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, meditation, mindfulness, poem, Quadrille, quote, Spirituality

24 responses to “The Unknowing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is one of those poems that works on a subliminal level that can’t be explicated. I quite like that in literary works.

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  2. Yes! I don’t know what I don’t know.

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  3. Adding this link to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice

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  4. That pivotal moment in one’s life…

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  5. you describe it so well!

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  6. For me its a poem remebering on the basics on life too. Thank you Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  7. lync56

    Beautiful words for contemplation


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