The Deepest Sense – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Taking in the scenery of Sandstone along the quiet back road.

“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?” Thomas Merton

The Deepest Sense

The palpable stillness is warm and virginal,
this is the very centre I have long searched,
a landscape that describes my very being,
penetrates my deepest sense of self-yearning.

This is the very centre I have long searched,
a journey into my mysterious unknown
penetrates my deepest sense of self-yearning,
a merging of the outer as mirrored inwardly.

A journey into my mysterious unknown,
the vocational peregrinations of nothingness,
a merging of the outer as mirrored inwardly
where the world takes on new meaning.

The vocational peregrinations of nothingness,
a landscape that describes my very being,
where the world takes on new meaning,
the palpable stillness is warm and virginal.


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43 responses to “The Deepest Sense – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I liked the use of virginal and penetrates being combined and together they take on new meaning.

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  2. I don’t know whether or not I should be embarassed that I had no idea what “peregrinations” means until I Googled it 😀

    ❤
    David

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  3. Contemplation is good for the soul. The best time for me to look inward is while out walking. I look around, and nature opens my eyes and heart.
    Your words touched my heart. Thank you, Paul.

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  4. I love the colors and textures of sandstone

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  5. Paul, a lovely poem and meaningful quote. It s important to explore inner space once in a while. ❤ Have a great week!

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  6. Charis Counselling

    Amazing pantoum once again – what beautiful reflections of this wonderful country that evokes a deep connectedness to all things and ourselves

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  7. When I search for a Sense, my soul guides me to the point, where, I feel the Reality of my very existence!
    I’m so convinced by the Mind, that, I sense the happiness of my existence!

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  8. I am happy! And it’s our pleasure!

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  9. What an awesome place 👌🌷🙏

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  10. The first stanza perfectly expresses how I feel about the land where I grew up. I would like to feature this first stanza in a call-and-response kind of post on my blog. (with a link back to the entire poem). Would that be okay?

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  13. Liz sent me. I’m so glad she did or I’d have missed this one! ‘…a landscape that describes my very being…’ for me, this is the wildness of our west coast.

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  14. A lovely poem, Paul. I found you through Liz’s link.

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  15. Wonderful poem!!! (I found you through Liz’s link also.)

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  16. Beautiful poem, Paul. Liz sent me here and I’m glad I followed her call.

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  17. My thanx to Liz for leading me here and to you Paul for a glorious poem and for the adding of a new word and its meaning to my vocabulary…:)

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  18. Nice to meet you, Paul, from Liz’s blog. Thank you for sharing a moving, powerful poem. Erica

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