Birthed By Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVErse Poets – Poetics – New Year/New World

Mish at dVerse has invited us to imagine a world that is new ….


Photo: the upper reaches of the Hardy Inlet, where Blackwood River enters on the left, and the Scott River enters directly opposite. Taken from Flat Rock, an idyllic and peaceful  ‘world.’


“We can only know what we can truly imagine. finally what we see comes from ourselves.”  Marge Piercy


Birthed By Love

I closed my eyes to take in the world,
to feel the ancient wisdom of the trees,
the river running by, softly speaking a
quiet truth beneath its tempest,
and always the still centre of the breeze,
drawing me intimately closer,
truths I hold within and cherish.
a compass of heart for many roads
of living through the tempests of life,
and as I open my eyes again,
the peace surpassed lingers deep
nourishing my soul.
and once again I know the oft
forgotten truth that the
vey utopia I desire
rests within and is
birthed by love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann,com



Filed under bush walking, Country, dreams, Free Verse, life, love, philosophy, poem, quote

31 responses to “Birthed By Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Loved this “a compass of heart”, if only the world set it’s direction by it.

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  2. Beautiful. An awe inspiring flow. Great

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  3. . . . to be born in such every day we truly live.

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  4. This is so beautiful. I particularly like the “still center of the breeze”.

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  5. I like the comparison of the ancient wisdom of the trees and the still center of the breeze.

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  6. Inner peace is so important and I feel the energy and healing quality of nature in your poem….breathing in the beauty around us.

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  7. I love how the poem begins with closing your eyes to take in the world. The “peace surpassed” reminds me of a benediction my dad used at the end of a service. In fact, I think the poem serve as a benediction.

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  8. I think often utopia is closer than we think… we just have to open our eyes

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  9. lync56

    I love the this poem so much deep emotion


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  10. A great description of what we all adore. Thank you Paul! Have a good start into the holy days. Michael

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