Contemplative Action – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“A person sees in the world what they carry in their heart.”  (adapted) Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Contemplative Action

The thought before the step,
seeing with the heart
while resting the mind,
standing, walking, sitting
with feelings that arise,
resisting pathologies,
those old avenues so familiar
that flow like winter rivers,
to burst that bubble and
dispel that echo,
to know the tender deep
intangible organic love
that awaits a birthing
as gift to the world,
in step.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com.

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16 responses to “Contemplative Action – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “that flow like winter rivers” – love this metaphor. The difference between reaction and response – you write it well.

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  2. To step outside the troubled mind… beautiful thoughts 🙂

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