I So Choose – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lillian is hosting the Quadrille and her invitation is to write (44 words) about happiness or a form of the word.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Happiness

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“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” Iris Murdoch

I So Choose

The waves crashed in rolling the shore
like worn carpet in displaced surrender,
revealing troves of shiny detritus 
unrelated in my minds eye, yet in my
perceiving I teased out the synchronicities
which were there all along, waiting for my
happiness to be chosen.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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35 responses to “I So Choose – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful, Paul. I especially liked the last line, “I teased out the synchronicities which were there all along, waiting for my happiness to be chosen.” ❤

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  2. It is a choice and I need to make it.

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  3. I am hoping for a giant blue wave today.

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  4. This is a beautiful and meaningful post to the prompt.
    These words “like worn carpet in displaced surrender,” are quite powerful in what they say and leave unsaid. The detritus that is left on shore….the pieces of life….and the choice to assemble or reassemble them.
    A powerful post.

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  5. Love the thought of being able to choose happiness

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  6. Perception is everything, how we choose to view a situation can be worlds apart from person to person, though it is up to find the beauty, nuggets of gold, silver lining, and rainbows among clouds, storms, and mundane of every day life.🌈😊

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  7. I’ve had that experience on the beach that your poem describes.

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  8. dessertflower5

    Beautiful poem

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  9. A great recommendation, Paul! I will try to choose. 😉 Michael

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  10. Let’s add this as a verse to the Tao Te Ching, Paul. Excellent!

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