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

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

  1. Magic ink


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

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

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  4. ahhhhhhh beautifully calming!

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

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

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  7. Charis Counselling

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


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

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

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