Waiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Hardy Inlet looking up to the mouth of the Blackwood River, Augusta.

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung


I no longer seek myself as I did
in those familiar places of
tired satisfaction and now
wholly abandoned to an
indifference to the 
paths and patterns that 
brought me to this once
hallowed mask of imagined
meaning made in endless
passionate clinging to the 
squawking of gulls,
until I floated off into a 
spaciousness that knows no
bounds, an inner sanctum
of patient waiting.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote, Spirituality

21 responses to “Waiting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Tom Petty said, “Waiting is the hardest part”.

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  2. Paul, beautiful poem. I hate waiting! But being in inspiring, peaceful surroundings leads to introspection and reflection. I don’t feel like I am waiting at all. 🙂 Lovely photo. All the best! Cheryl

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  3. Lovely poem, Paul. I’m feeling quite dead inside at the moment so the inner sanctum is a place I go to feel nothing.

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  4. I hope I learn to be patient with myself.

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  5. Patience is one of the treasured “Fruits of the Spirit”. 🌟✨💫

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  6. The lines “passionate clinging to the /squawking of gulls” really resonated with me. They remind me of a time a psychiatrist told me not to listen to monkey chatter.

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  7. OMG! Yes waiting is the hardest part in life, even you know the result. Michael

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  8. lync56

    very reflective beautiful poem


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