Take Off Your Shoes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Our relationships live in the space between us which is sacred.” Martin Buber

Take Off Your Shoes

I sense that my very ordinary shoes
would soil this place where angels
seldom wander, this place which scoops 
me up in its beauty, where nothing can
be separated out and where we tried to 
assemble our beliefs into small pieces
of approval, not realising that we are 
gentle enough to lift the dark weight
dividing us, and float together beyond
the leaden mantle of thought required
to make real what is unreal, when all 
that is necessary is to accept that 
the space between us is sacred.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

25 responses to “Take Off Your Shoes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the poem and all of it’s imagery. Happy Easter.

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  2. Love and Respect exist along with affection and care where the space is sacred!
    Very Nice!
    Pleasing the Mind!

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  3. This is definitely something to strive for in relationships. I hadn’t thought of the space between people in quite this way before.

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  4. I really love that final line so much…something to ponder and nurture, that sacred space.

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  5. A must in every relationship, the sacred space.

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  6. Amy

    when all that is necessary is to accept– well said, Paul.

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  7. The imagery is wonderful. I hope you had a wonderful Easter celebrations, Paul! Excuse the late revisit! Best wishes, Michael

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  8. lync56

    I love this poem – speaks to my soul


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