A Soft Resting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Work is not always required. There is such a thing a sacred idleness.” George Macdonald

A Soft Resting

I saw a remnant of myself,
something rusted, coiled, 
protruding from the earth
along the soft worn trail,
a spring long distended,
slack, spent, uncoiled from
its tight appointment held
in expectation of a downward,
pressured self, an overloaded
moment, surrendered to
release of a soft resting
along the quieter path set
apart from synthetic
acceptability of an imaginary,
plausible, path.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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27 responses to “A Soft Resting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the idea and varied imagery in this poem.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. I’m moving toward that soft resting now.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. The contrast between the hard and the soft, co-existing as remedy. Love this.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Lovely imagery. It is difficult to surrender but needed to find a quiet path and peace. Thank you for the reminder, Paul.

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  5. an overloaded
    moment, surrendered to
    release of a soft resting
    along…

    Amazingly well penned, Paul. I felt these words.


    David

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  6. “…. Quieter path set apart from synthetic acceptability of an imaginary possible path”!
    Splendid creation!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. such amazing imagery and lines Paul….

    Are you sure it wasn’t me.. xo🤣💖

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lol.. You’re welcome Paul💖

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I love the poem as much as the corresponding quote. The imageshows a very familiar view. 😉 xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person

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