Whose Ripples Have Ceased – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Hardy Inlet Augusta

“Each of us is an artist of our days ….” John O’Donohue

Whose Ripples Have Ceased

The beginning of beginning,
completely life changing
which is no small thing,
becoming unstuck,
imagining what it would 
be like if we agreed and
pursuing a mind that sits
so still, like a lake whose 
ripples have ceased to come
and go, accepting all that
floats upon it yet owning
none of it.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

25 responses to “Whose Ripples Have Ceased – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wow, the ripple comparison was so on point💗💗💗💗

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  2. That’s such a beautiful photograph. I can see how it would inspire poetry. (Unless I have it backwards, and the poem came first!)

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  3. “Life changing” is a phrase shared too freely, but you are right, it “is no small thing.”

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  4. The comparison with the ripples is fantasti. I also love it, so much. Michael

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  5. If we realize. Lovely poem, Paul.

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  6. Amy

    Beautiful. Love the last line.

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  7. Life would be peaceful if we chose to accept and own nothing at all. All and nothing would be ours.

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