The Way The Sunlight Played a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The light of morning decomposes everything.” Haruki Murukami

The Way The Sunlight Played 

This morning I was captivated
by the way sunlight played so
joyously upon the leaves before me 
and danced with the shadows,
dispelling some while welcoming
others, exposing everything and
inviting all to join the resplendent 
moment, beckoning me to delight
and sing like a bird who has no
concern other than to celebrate life.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, bush walking, Free Verse, nature, poem, quote

53 responses to “The Way The Sunlight Played a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Fabulous! Your imagery drew me into the morning scene in beautiful ways. Thank you Paul. 😊👍

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  2. Marvelous! Tremendous ? In reproducing the Enchanting scene so lively! Congrats for such a delightful “🌞 sunshine ” sharing l

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  3. Just enjoying nature is delightful

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  4. Great opening quote, Paul. Sounds like a magical morning in the woods, welcoming all to join in.

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  5. Celebrate life in every stage. 🍃🌱🌿🪴

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  7. I fully understand this poem, Paul.

    Play of light, movement, that stimulates something in us.
    Likewise, the living, insects and birds, pure expression of joy.

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  8. Indeed, joyful and renewing. So beautiful!


  9. Beautiful imagery Paul. Enjoy the day!💖


  10. The morning glow is captivating. 🌞
    Your poem is a call to pause, observe, and celebrate life. 💖

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  11. I love these “overcome by joy” moments! Thank you capturing this one so beautifully.

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  12. What a wonderful welcome to the day! 🙂

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  13. This is beautiful!! I could truly feel the resplendence of the morning sunlight. Absolutely ethereal!!

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  14. The sun has the greatest influence on us humans. It was not without reason that the ancient Egyptians – and I believe the Maya too – worshiped the sun.

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  15. Amy

    How delightful! Love morning sunlight. 🙂

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  16. So very lovely, Paul! My teacher in a painting class long ago advised, “Paint conditions, not objects!” Your lovely poem exemplifies that idea! ❤ Have a great day!

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  17. Beautiful! And it perfectly captures the sense of wonder that was the subject of my dharma blog post that you liked today (and thanks for reading and liking it!).

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  18. lync56

    I love this poem – I often experience this as I walk in the morning


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