Wrapping – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: The bark of a Jarrah tree along the Railway Heritage Trail, Mundaring.

“Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to Choices.” Gerard Manley Hopkins


From my earliest moments of cogito,
the eye of my I, O aye,
I learned to wrap myself against the
cold of an encroaching world and 
the desires of others, while yet 
offering little gaps and holes through
which the mew of you, O true
can slip through.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, bush walking, Free Verse, life, love, poem, psychology, quote

21 responses to “Wrapping – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. You must be skilled at this fine balance to do the job you do. Another great priest-poet of history was de Chardin, did you know that?

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  2. Excellent and quite timely Paul. As the issue of boundaries has come front and center for me this year, with multiple intruders

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  3. Excellent. How to learn is the question.

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  4. Beautiful, and so true. You are also a wonderful guide through the wrikled pathways of life, Paul! 😉 xx Michael

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  5. Love it! You say so much with few words.

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  6. I particuarly like the play of language in this one.

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Love the rhythm of this poem


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