Slender Stems – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: a lemon flowering grevillea from my garden.

“I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.” Miranda Kerr

Slender Stems

Sometimes it is the simplest things that speak,
while yet not knowing the language or even the
way of forming a sentence or meaning by way
of response, and it dawns, slowly, that perhaps
a response is impossible despite the complexity
of education or presumption, because nothing
is required, only the acceptance of receiving 
slender stems of beauty in this moment, which 
cannot be owned by words, but yet understood 
by heart alone.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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31 Comments

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31 responses to “Slender Stems – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Paul,
    Well said by one of my all time favorite poets.
    Your forever friend, fellow, and fan.
    DW

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  2. I very much enjoyed the photo of this slender stem of grevillea in your garden, Thattamma, and the lovely poem by Paul Vincent Cannon.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. only the acceptance of receiving
    slender stems of beauty in this moment

    Love this, Paul.


    David

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  4. Beautiful! Yes, sometimes words are not needed and only serve to add noise where none was wanted.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Amy

    Sometimes it is the simplest things that speak… well said.
    Thanks for the reminder, Paul.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. To the slender stems moments in life! I live for them.

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  7. Cannot be owned by words but yet understood by heart alone. I love this line for it is the remedy to acceptance.

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  8. Sensation and Sensibility is what works!

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  10. Kirti

    Beautiful words 💕

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  11. Beauty is understood and appreciated when it graces us. What an absolutely lovely piece, Paul. You’ve captured the essence of brilliance when it touches us. ❤

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  12. lync56

    I love this poem – so so beautiful

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