Philosopher’s Lament – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos.” D.H. Lawrence

Philosopher's Lament

Perhaps,
but the path is not 
conquered by having a why,
certainty is so easily undone
and knowing is not in the mind,
to touch another in soul moments
is to unfetter the universe and 
recast the lights of heaven as
dandelion seeds on the breath
of desire, a love thermal to 
carry the world to heights yet
unknown beyond the very
smallness of reason,
perhaps, yes,
life is far more organic.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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52 responses to “Philosopher’s Lament – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Loved it…”knowing is not in the mind,
    to touch another in soul moments
    is to unfetter the universe and
    recast the lights of heaven as
    dandelion seeds on the breath
    of desire,”

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    OPENING UP TO THE COSMOS—BACK TO THE ORGANIC—A PHILOSOPHER’S THOUGHT RANGE! 😀

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  3. A COSMOLOGICAL ENIGMA….BOUND BY ORGANIC LIFE!

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  4. Wow! Each line offering up gems. Wonderful, Paul!

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  5. Deep wisdom here, Paul.

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  6. Amy

    …recast the lights of heaven as
    dandelion seeds… Love it!
    Thank you, Paul for this beautiful poem.

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  7. one seed, one truth, one love that spreads to all of us that have the honor of reading. Thank you!. love this!~ ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. Agree to all other commentors. Cant say it better! Thank you, Paul!

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  10. As much as I long for life to be ruled by right reason and good sense, in the end, the organic approach is what allows us to grow and reach new heights.

    I had to chuckle when I saw the title of your poem come across my email . I was working on a story yesterday titled “A Philosopher Is Bitten by the Imp of the Perverse.”

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  11. “the path is not
    conquered by having a why”… i love this.. simply beautiful and thought provoking

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  12. Raising us to new heights of expression; this is a deep and thought-provoking piece, eliciting some wonderful responses. Well done, Paul.

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  13. The path is not conquered by having a why. I love this line. This poem is full of wisdom.

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  14. This is full of wisdom, Paul. Love it.

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