My Quiet Treasury – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” Rumi

My Quiet Treasury

I sat inside my quiet treasury of peaceful self
amidst a field of reliquaries sculpted from dreams,
with the eyes of the hidden ones watching closely,
sentinels of the night in communities of acceptance.

Amidst a field of reliquaries sculpted from dreams,
along narrow stone paths of adventure unknown,
sentinels of the night in communities of acceptance
who silently speak in defence of all that is valued.

Along narrow stone paths of adventure unknown
I plumbed the forest's deep guilty pleasures
who silently speak in defence of all that is valued,
and offered as generous joy overflowing.

I plumbed the forest's deep guilty pleasures
with the eyes of the hidden ones watching closely,
and offered as generous joy overflowing,
I sat inside my quiet treasury of peaceful self.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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30 responses to “My Quiet Treasury – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Truly beautiful!
    I am always learning something new at dVerse and here I am. I love the sound of the word reliquaries as I say it aloud or in my mind. I was not familiar with the word. Nor was I familiar with the Malay form of poetry called the Pantoum. You’ve penned so well within the form….a deeply reflective poem. Thank you for posting!

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  2. Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. This pantoum ~~~ exquisite.

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  4. Seamless word weaving. You make it look easy.

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  5. Hey, brother — awesomer and awesomer!

    I reposted your tribute poem with a new recommendation, thought you might like to have the link:

    https://timelessclassics.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/a-good-christian-3/

    I know I don’t have to tell you to keep up the Good Work,

    Much love, and much respect

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  6. The last stanza in particuar resonated, and that is where I shall stay.

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  7. sanaarizvi

    A most gorgeously rendered Pantoum! I love the lines; “Along narrow stone paths of adventure unknown/I plumbed the forest’s deep guilty pleasures.” 🙂

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  8. If you can, this is the perfect place to be… but I guess it takes practice.

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    • It’s easy in the moment, but the hard work for me is creating the space (there are obviously places one can – Mt. Athos, St. Anthony’s cave, Tibet ….) so much going on, distracting. Thank you Bjorn, I sense you are wrestling with this too.

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  9. wow and wow, pantoum is the perfect format for this one … I’ve been blessed to visit some of those holy places and see the relics, they are awesomely inspiring! As is this poem 🙂

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  10. Love the following up of the lines. Like a “must be”, but looking like randomly.

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  11. Just Beautiful Mr Paul🤓

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  12. lync56

    Beautiful

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