Chant For Life – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Bjorn has invited us to write a poem using chant.

dVerse Poets – Meet The Bar – Chant Poetry

Photo: One of the many Hakea variety, this one unfurling, Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Perth, W.A.

“There is a seamless web to life …. all Life is sacred.” Nat Hentoff

Chant For Life

For sister, brother tree,
we gathered agree,
so blessed are we,
ever so,
ever so.
For sister, brother fish,
we gathered agree,
so blessed are we,
ever so,
ever so,
For sister, brother grain,
we gathered agree,
so blessed are we,
ever so, 
ever so.
For sister, brother water,
we gathered agree,
so blessed are we,
ever so,
ever so.
For sister, brother cosmos,
we gathered agree,
so blessed are we,
ever so,
ever so.
As so you bless,
our gratitude flows,
may we in turn
be blessing to you,
ever so, ever more.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®

41 Comments

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41 responses to “Chant For Life – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I agree with Ruth…ever so, evermore!

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  2. Love how you used the chant to express that gratitude… we need to be grateful

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  3. Paul, my scalp started tingling as I read this aloud, which means it’s tapped into something. I can imagine chanting this with a group to drums.

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  4. Beverly Crawford

    Blessed and touched am I … ever so … evermore.

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  5. This is exquisite …..

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  6. Amen to this! We are truly blessed with all of these things.

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  7. We are blessed, ever so.

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  8. Grateful for all we have been given, and treat it with respect. Fine poem of chant Paul… 🙂

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  9. Beautiful. I love that I could hear it as a call and response. And inclusive: easily used for anyone, anywhere. -Julie

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  10. sanaarizvi

    Oh my heart.. this is incredibly stunning! Words simply aren’t enough to describe how much. I love; “For sister, brother cosmos, we gathered agree, so blessed are we, ever so, ever so.”💝💝

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  11. this is a beautiful chant my friend, so much fun to read, enjoyed very much

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  12. Well Come!
    Love and affection for everyone!
    ” Om ‘ sister brother ‘ Namoh:”!

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  13. May we all feel the same gratitude forever.

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  14. I like this chant very much. It does have a comforting feel to it.

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  15. an eco spiritual chant, right up your alley Paul … well done! We are indeed very blessed 🙂

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  16. Bm

    Follow me if you have an interest in poetry🥰

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