Where The Water Caught Fire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: section of the Cape to Cape Walk, Mokidup.

“The learned who can explain the meaning of truth are not found everywhere.” Nagarjuna

Where The Water Caught Fire

The one way,
where dual binaries easily slip away
unnoticed by the focussed heart,
who looks for the now of now,
an ecstasy of the soft underfoot,
the heathed path shadowed by 
clouded greys above my thoughts
of encompassing all that is,
because it is, and embody the 
feelings that wash over me as
words choke and desire wants to
shout in this moment of encounter
at this still point of interdependence,
in the very place where the water 
caught fire and I became.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


Filed under awareness, beach, bush walking, Country, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, quote

33 responses to “Where The Water Caught Fire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Meaningful and mindful!

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  2. Wow. Love that meeting of opposing elements.

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  3. Powerful words and so emotional. Beautiful.

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  4. wow O wow … I get those moments walking the dunes! Great shot ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Gorgeous

    I really loved the beginning especially


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  6. For me, this one line brought the experience of the poem to life: “an ecstasy of the soft underfoot.”

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  7. lync56

    I love this poem – the picture is amazing too


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