Forming – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: looking eastwards to the ridge, Mundy Regional Park.

“You cannot look in a new direction by looking harder in the same direction.” Edward De Bono


It caught me by surprise,
whipping dust across my face,
forcing me to blink, once, twice,
icy winter wind racing onwards,
oblivious to my discomfort,
changing, then changing again,
crossing over me in spontaneous 
whirls, ruffling my feathers, so
to speak, introducing  the tiniest 
thought, a fleeting beginning,
a niggling doubt that, somehow,
I had stayed on this path too
long, and though I couldn't 
quite see it, there was, forming 
in my mind, another way.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, bush walking, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, quote, self-development

25 responses to “Forming – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Your poem resonates. The ego is a stubborn driver.

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  2. Interesting. Sometimes discomfort and ruffled feathers are needed to open us up to the change we need but are not quite aware of yet. 🤔

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  3. That process of forming does seem to sneak up on us unawares.

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  4. Like Liz wrote, i hope this forming will go on faster. Best wishes! Have a beautiful rest of the week! xx Michael

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  5. Beautiful poem and the beautiful photo of nature 👌🌷🙏

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  6. Amy

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem and thoughts.

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  7. Ah, those niggling doubts-always churning up….thanks for a wonderful poem. -Julie

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  8. Charis Counselling

    Great poem very challenging – I love the quote too – great truths here


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