When Have We? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Solitude is a fount of healing ….” Carl Jung

When Have We?

How does one receive silence in its absence,
when we have forgotten what it is like 
to fold into our deepest self and 
touch something that opens us to 
everything there is and, without holding, 
hold the cosmos, our heart of hearts,
overcome with feeling to the point of not
speaking words of inadequate meaning 
that fall like fruit premature, pretty,
but o so sour to the ear who knows.
When have we been so possessed of that 
silence beyond silence?

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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, meditation, poem, quote

14 responses to “When Have We? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A cacophony of jangling noises. Fileting the skin with each repetition until only screaming, raw nerve ends lie twitching. Silence an be solace by another name.

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  2. Your poem brings to mind the peace that passeth all understanding.

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  3. It seems we live in a world that doesn’t value silence…or solitude. Maybe that is part of the problem of violence today.
    Another thought-provoking poem!

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  4. lync56

    Mmm am longing for that at the moment – these poems are so deep with feeling and meaning


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