Drowning in Fullness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Drowning In Fullness

Surely habits must always be cross-examined,
otherwise we perjure in rutted blindness,
pouring an overflowing stream within us,
drowning in a fullness beyond fullness.

Otherwise we perjure in rutted blindness,
an impenetrable darkness of unknowing,
drowning in a fullness beyond fullness,
leaving no room for anything reflective.

An impenetrable darkness of unknowing,
choking the possibility of any awareness,
leaving no room for anything reflective,
consigning ourselves to a deadness.

Choking the possibility of any awareness,
pouring an overflowing stream within us,
consigning ourselves to a deadness,
surely habits must always be cross-examined?

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18 responses to “Drowning in Fullness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Well done! My father certainly would agree with you – something he preached regularly.

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  2. I am trying to keep my mind on Alert!
    When, where and how to check my heart!!
    Wisdom and brain always remember to test on the acts!
    Not crossing the border of facts!!

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  3. Slow down and take it easy!

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  4. Goes hand in hand with “an unexamined life is not worth living,” yet we can get lost in our navel-gazing. I’m starting to head my habits off at the pass when they try to talk me out of getting out there and doing new things. If only that would become the new habit.

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  5. Another important lesson, Paul. Well-crafted in its composition, too. 🙂

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  6. For me, that drowning in fullness takes the form of workaholism, and I do need to stay alert and not let it happen.

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  7. lync56

    I still marvel at how skilled you are at these pantoums – great poem

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