Connection – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.” Krista Tippett


Words formed my lips
to abstraction,
departing faintly,
hovering gently in the space
that is not me, not you,
something completely other
in the between space of
all there is, hoping, waiting,
to be taken, received 
and known, not in the 
hearing of mere sounds,
but in the deep of listening,
of knowing a knowing
that opens a connection.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote, relationship

27 responses to “Connection – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Those who truly listen are needles in a haystack.

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  2. There is so much difference between listening and quietness. Like your poem said, there are always unheared waves. 😉 Michael

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  3. It is an art form – the ability to really hear another. Wonderful write Paul.

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  4. yes to attain that deep heart to heart connection is not easy but ‘active’ listening sure helps! It’s often what’s between the words that counts …

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  5. An eloquent expression of the most basic of human needs.

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  6. So important to weigh the words and be mindful of the message within.

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  7. An important part of a conversation which is generally missed 😁

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  9. Charis Counselling

    This poem is fantastic – I can use this with my psychotherapy supervision clients


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