Some Need Fire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write using the word seed.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Seed

Photo: a shot from the Beelu National Park, Mundaring, this section was last control burned about three years ago, thee regrown understory is great to see.

“The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” Jack Kornfield

Some Need Fire

The magnitude of a seed is mostly 
only noticed in death, in dying it 
rises not once, but many times, 
some need humidity, or damp 
mixed with dark, some need fire
to release their souls, which makes
me wonder what nurtures me to grow.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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44 responses to “Some Need Fire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. What does growing mean?
    Everyone wants to grow, it is inherent in us. A sometimes, it seems to me, vain attitude.
    Some want to be reborn in order to grow better. To grow anew. But most of the time with a similar outcome.
    I for myself know exactly that I will be unfinished, not fully grown, when it comes to dying. And that is completely normal and not to complain further.

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  2. Trying to be, Always: (24×7×365×my life) engaging in, thinking for and doing, possible favor, to all the persons I meet and helping them to get what they want or wish!

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  3. This is one to think about! Beautifully expressed✨

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  4. Wow, this is deep, Paul. I hadn’t considered this angle! Well penned!


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  5. Wonderful Quadrille, well written! Love the pic too.

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  6. There is so much to think about here, Paul. Lovely poem. Thank you!

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  7. Incredibly thought provoking …. on a personal level as well as an environmental level — we are having ‘controlled burns’ outside my city today.

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  8. Tend that fire. Keep it burning.

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  9. An excellent poem and choice of the quote Paul.

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  10. sanaarizvi

    A most gripping, and most powerful opening to this one, Paul! 💝 You’ve got me doing some deep thinking 🙂

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  11. What your poem says to me is that understanding nuture doesn’t take the same form for everyone (nor should it) takes a while to come to.

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  12. Such a wonderful poem..that’s going to be posted on my desk for a while, for sure! Jack Kornfield co-founded The Insight Meditation Center a few miles down the road from where I live. Love that small-world feeling I often get when reading your poetry and related quotes from the other side of the world. 😉

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  13. Lovely imagery and photo. ❤ A controlled burn beats a wildfire any day! I heard on the news that the East Coast of the US is growing wetter and the West Coast is growing dryer. California is predicted to have another devastating fire season this year. I hope the prediction is wrong. 🙂 Take care, Paul!

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    • Yes, our east coast has been drying, although the El Nino – La Nina effect is having its impact, the drying is of great concern over there, they’ve had three very bad fire seasons. Thank you Cheryl, you too 🙂

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  14. It’s amazing that some blooms are only seen after a wildfire.

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  15. Most billionaires also had to be fired, to become what they are now. 🙂 I do not want to go so far as to apply this to politics. Lol Best wishes, Michael

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  16. This is a wonder that must be reviewed in every change. Perhaps death happens constantly, though we are still alive.🤔

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  17. So awesome nature 👌🙏🌷

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  19. lync56

    Wow this is one for publishing – I love the contemplative nature of this poem – it takes me deeper to reflect on life journey and what it is/was that I needed to grow and or release my soul


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