Present – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Ormiston Gorge, NT

“From out of all the many particulars comes oneness, and out of oneness comes all the many particulars.” Heraclitus


I sat in paradox and
watched my consolations
wash through me as water
runs through fingers in a 
nothingness of interiority,
a mystical, infused experience
that left me lighter and present
to myself in the lee of my desire
that once dark cloud now

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, bush walking, Country, Free Verse, life, meditation, mindfulness, poem, quote, Spirituality

30 responses to “Present – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Magic ink


    Liked by 1 person

  2. Such a thought-provoking, serene verse, Paul.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Another zen moment. I need to drink what your drinking.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. ahhhhhhh beautifully calming!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wow, the last line really stuck with me, it provides hope ๐ŸŒธ

    Liked by 1 person

  6. “I sit in paradox” is a great line. Me, I sit in cognitive dissonance.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Charis Counselling

    Wow very profound words to describe the contemplative experience – loved the memories evoked by the photo too


    Liked by 1 person

  8. How wonderfully calming – the feeling of all cares being washed away. I wish for this peace, when all cares melt away…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I hope I feel like this one day. Very peaceful.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.