Something Ancient – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of standing still.” Chinese proverb

Something Ancient

Something ancient of generations
speaks from hidden forest places
into my fractured, fragmented life,
of something more than physical,
an awakening expansion of 
abundant life, an elixir of healing,
reishi, the Ling Zhi, bearer of deep
wisdom for all who share its
patient ferment.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

24 responses to “Something Ancient – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Lovely rich word choices, Paul. I like the way this poem comes to a close.

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  2. The slow ferment… a focus on how mushrooms thrive, maybe we should learn from them

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  3. 100% in agreement, Paul. Slow is the way to go. I remember an old friend telling me once that traffic accidents only happen from going too fast.

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  4. This was fascinating Paul, and what an interesting photo. I am sharing this interesting fact today: A “Armillaria Ostoyae” mushroom, in the Malheur National Forest, in the Strawberry Mountains of eastern Oregon, was found to be the largest fungal colony in the world, spanning an area of 3.5 square miles (2,200 acres; 9.1 km2).

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  5. Paul, this poem seemed to me to have a mystical quality. Very beautiful! ❤
    Is the reishi mushroom made into an alcoholic beverage or tonic?

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  6. This really speaks to me Paul.

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  7. I don’t think I will ever look at fungus the same way again. How much there is I take for granted.

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  8. lync56

    I love this poem of deep reflection


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