Before Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Mish is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write a poem using the inspiring work of Vika Muse instagram.com/get.muse or @get.muse.

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Art Work: Vika Muse ‘Stop War (The Dandelion Field)’ @get.muse

“I have lost my smile, but don’t worry, the dandelion has it.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Before Me 

Before me lies my field of happiness
of yellow maned lions drawing down
sun-filled songs of joy capturing my
despair and releasing me.

I stand in my field feeling loved,
grounded and open to all that unfolds,
knowing that these leaves may wilt,
but my love will hold stronger.

I wander my field witnessing hope,
that ancient cycle of blown seeds
travelling the broad plains of history,
holding the past and present in a future.

I sit in this field of smiling suns that
radiate joy in the midst of all that stirs
my heart and wearies my mind,
offering me α wellspring οf peace.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®

Note: Dandelions are a true herb and have wonderful properties for diet and health, but are also ancient symbols of happiness, love and hope. 

48 Comments

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48 responses to “Before Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderful poem 💕 I think it expresses the essence of that awesome art work splendidly 👏

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  2. And beautiful. Ever made dandelion wine? My mom used to send us out to dig them up and then cooked them. Still love greens and of course their lifecycle is beauty itself.

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  3. Oh this field has it all… happiness, comfort, love, lessons, hope and peace.. I really enjoyed the images that you created from hers.

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  4. A field of flowers brings all that and more….

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  5. I love this uplifting ekphrastic poem!

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  6. so much packed into this one poem, feels like you are emerging and will survive all that life and work have thrown at you Paul

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  7. VJ

    I can use some of that wellspring right now. Sounds wonderful.

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  8. A beautiful poem of hope and belief in a better day ahead.

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  9. Sounds wonderful and uplifting :
    ‘I sit in this field of smiling suns that
    radiate joy in the midst of all that stirs
    my heart and wearies my mind,
    offering me α wellspring οf peace.’
    thank you for this beautiful poem💛💙

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  13. lync56

    So so beautiful

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