Letting Go – poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Creek in Mundaring

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu

Letting Go

I sat quietly by the creek,
lost in the meaningless meaning
of rushing water and found
myself in the moment of a
nothingness of doing and
time disappeared to irrelevance
where everything mattered and
nothing at all mattered much to me,
and when I rose I knew I could leave
that part of me that was always why.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, bush walking, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, quote

21 responses to “Letting Go – poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I think that being out in nature has a way of doing that to everyone.

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  2. Shooting Nebula

    Living in nature makes you learn to live with contradictions ( meaningless meaning, everything mattered and nothing at all mattered 👌👏👏). Correct me if I wrongly interpret the last line, you left that part behind that questioned such contradictions.

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  3. Nature is a great teacher. If we have patience.

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  4. Taking time to be in the moment and absorb that moment – listening to the birds, listening to the waves – just anything away from man made distractions….it’s a tonic and a therapy that I think most of us don’t get enough of.

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  5. Sometimes we have to let go to hang on?

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  6. Charis Counselling

    I love these contemplative poems of yours – so deep and such a source for reflection



  7. Paul, hanging on to emotional baggage leaves our minds littered with stress just as an excess of possesions becomes a burden to us. Your poem is lovely an meaningful. ❤ All the best! Cheryl

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  8. Very deep thoughts, and so true.Thank you Paul. Michael

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  9. I’ve read this several times and I can relate to this feeling either when I am in nature or imagining I am. It’s too easy to forget that moment of peace, especially when we get caught up with our day to day tasks. Love it Paul!!!

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