Ineffable – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ineffable

Mystical schizophrenia harboured in a singular mind,
not hard to explain like the simplicity of a zen koan,
an ineffable experience like sunsets without words
self dissolving into presence as I feel everything.

Not hard to explain like the simplicity of a zen koan,
washed in the gentle streams of one's thoughts,
self dissolving into presence as I feel everything,
this is the way things are with an open heart.

Washed in the gentle streams of one's thoughts,
floating on air like a dandelion seed content,
This is the way things are with an open heart
knowing that I am simply moving in any direction.

Floating on air like a dandelion seed content,
an ineffable experience like sunsets without words,
knowing that I am simply moving in any direction,
mystical schizophrenia harboured in a singular mind.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

20 Comments

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20 responses to “Ineffable – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love that word ineffable and I wanted to name my cat that.

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  2. .. expressed wonderfully , eco

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Quite philosophical.

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  4. That must have been difficult.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Wonderful Wordsmithing Paul. You are a master at this

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  6. Masterful, Paul. This pantoum really sings!

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  7. “Ineffable” is one of my favorite words. I first encountered it in a British Romantics course in college. Your pantoum is a good representation of why it appeals to me so.

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  8. A great one, i fullfills the headline to the max. Thank yor for sharing, Paul!

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