Illuminating – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille

De at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) on the subject of – What’s neither closed nor canceled.

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“Love is not a feeling in your chest, it is bending down to wash another’s feet.”  Andrew Peterson


From my sanctuary
I opened my window on life,
witnessing the sun illuminating
a single black cloud,
giving my all to this moment
I realized that my heart was open,
my spirit nourished,
and with bowl and towel
I washed the feet of strangers.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, love, mindfulness, poem, Quadrille, quote

39 responses to “Illuminating – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Metaphorically, now is the time to live in service to of others – to act selflessly.

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  2. This is beautiful. At one of our small group meetings last fall, one of our friends washed all of our feet. It’s humbling, sitting there while someone serves you in that way.

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  3. I like the thought of washing the feet of strangers.

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  4. The imagery is poignant and timely.

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  5. For us Catholics that would be Thursday’s poem. Great poem.

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  6. lync56

    Beautiful – we certainly need to learn this in our lives


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  7. That is also the Christian way. The Pope will soon be in action again.;-)

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  8. Cleansing the soles of the feet for the journey ahead…

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  9. absolutely divine, I feel your peace!

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  10. I was immediately transported to the Bible story. Your poem makes a good accompaniment to it, like a call and response.

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  11. Yeah… Love is the most misunderstood term in this world…. Perfect creation 💕💕💕💕💕💕


  12. This is wonderful Paul.
    I love it.

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  13. Beautiful Paul! I grew up in a tradition where we did foot washing with every communion!

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