Birthed By Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Now I Can See

Mish at dVerse has invited us to consider – what do you see? in relation to the world and our experience as we find it right now.

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Photo: canberratimes.com – supermarket shelves after panic buying. It seems to me that corvid-19 is a killer, but it not only kills the body, it kills our very soul.

 

“Be confidently assured that any gods we build will always have voracious appetites, and sooner or later they will gorge themselves on that which built them.”  Craig D. Lounsbrough

Birthed By Silence

A darkness creased the brow of Eden,
and pathos sang dirges as
questions came begging,
had we cast the god of this age
on that rude altar of fantasy?
A natal faith so naive
its store the rhetoric of largess.
What shall I call it?
What can I call it?
A sacrifice of truth?
But I digress, and
returning to the roots
of the crisis I wondered,
do we only ask important
questions when tragedy strikes?
A silence waits patiently in answer,
and I know that wise words are
birthed by silence.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

56 Comments

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56 responses to “Birthed By Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Good observation in these lines: “do we only ask important
    questions when tragedy strikes?”

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  2. Beautiful beauty profound words. A need for introspection arises in moments of crisis

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  3. Reblogged this on Megha's World and commented:
    This beautiful profound words from my talented friend Paul will stir you in more ways than one.

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  4. Hopefully, the lessons learned in this situation will stay with us.

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  5. lync56

    A great poem – very wise words

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  6. What a great piece you have here! When crisis comes our gods all come tumbling down leaving us in Silence! I love this line…
    do we only ask important
    questions when tragedy strikes?

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  7. I share the same wishes. I feel this is the opportunity for a breakthrough in humanity…..if only we take it past this pandemic.

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  9. Good questions. We shall see how the world answers them. (K)

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  10. Maybe the Gods we have prayed too are merely an illusion… real Gods wouldn’t crumble under panic

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  11. Your words in this post inspired my poem for today on d’Verse. Thank you!

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  12. These lines resonated most with me:

    A silence waits patiently in answer,
    and I know that wise words are
    birthed by silence.

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  13. “A sacrifice of truth”…such

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  14. ..a phrase that says so much with so few words…

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  15. A lovely, thoughtful poem. Those last few lines resonate. I think it often does take a crisis of some sort to get us to stop and reflect. And sometimes there is a bit of the silver lining in that.

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  16. Wonderful written, Paul! Thank you for sharing. Michael

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