Like Winter Gulls – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“When emptiness is still, that is eternity. When it moves that is love.” Adyashanti

Like Winter Gulls

If love is possible how 
will it survive when all my 
self-beliefs, like winter gulls, 
have migrated south, leaving
me with the immutable
feeling that meaning has
abandoned me in a place 
where I don't have myself,
just a vacuum of abstractions,
like the absurd question, if 
love is possible, how will it 
describe me.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, identity, life, poem, psychology, quote

45 responses to “Like Winter Gulls – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love could describe you as being affectionate, affable, attentive, amicable, brave, caring, considerate, cheerful, easygoing, faithful, forgiving, gentle, good listener, honest, heartfelt, kind and humorous.

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  2. I feel this-not so much the love, yet—

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  3. Shared on Facebook. Are you there? if so I can tag you.

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  4. Yes … without love the orb is a void

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  5. Indeed, how…
    Another one resonates.

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  6. Life and love are not immutable they always ebb and flow.

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  7. “How will it describe me?” I love this take on love.

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  8. so deep with many layers, love how you do that!

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  9. Paul, so desolate and sad, but also poignantly beautiful! ❤ Take care

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  11. Charis Counselling

    A sadness in this beautifully written poem


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