So I Stood Still – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Who runs in circles never gets far.” Thornton Burgess

So I Stood Still

The air was so faded, 
absent, but I ran 
and ran in tired circles, 
even then the kite 
had no life in it and 
would not rise upwards,
it wasn't heavy, in fact
quite light, but it would 
not stir its papered joy
for a mere frivol, a 
sacrifice of delight,
and remained firmly
rooted to the ground
so I stood still until
the the air moved the 
kite and my heart sang.

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23 responses to “So I Stood Still – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Stephanie

    Your poem is very thought-provoking!

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  2. Ah, the blessings of patience.

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  3. Sometimes we have to be still to receive the blessing. Only then can we fly.

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  4. The Zen of kite-flying. I love the metaphor!

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  5. Lovely poem. Also, it’s funny how often your quotes have a local connection for me. Thornton Burgess, a Massachusetts man, is very well known here. I visit his home (now a sanctuary) on Cape Cod each summer.

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    • That is a really lovely connection, thank you for taking time to share that slice of your life, I find the world beautifully small at such times. interesting person, author and conservationist – a rare breed.

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  6. All things come to those who wait…

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  7. Paul, lovely poem. Kites are such inspiring sights! We used to take our young children to kite day at Miami Beach when we lived there. We always had fun! ❤ Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. For the benefit of Mr Kite, I’m still standing there. 😉
    That’s truely a splendid poem you made.

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  9. lync56

    I like that – a lot to learn in these words


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