Being Sung To Life – prosery by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting Prosery with an invitation to write a piece of prose (144 words) including a line from the ‘Chambered Nautilus’ by Oliver Wendell Holmes Snr.

The line is: “Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings.”

dVerse Poets – Prosery – A Voice That Sings

“Practice listening to your intuition, your inner voice; ask questions, be curious …” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Being Sung To Life

I’m not sure how long I sat, or conscious of the passage of the sky twins, sun and moon, or that I’d strayed from where I’d begun. Neither hunger nor other need pressed upon me as I Travelled my mind freely. Having lost my original intention, which I noticed was neither good or ill, it just was, I lost myself in myself seeking pieces of something that would make a picture, no matter how abstract.

I sifted and rolled thoughts as sweet things on my tongue, taking pleasure with each one. Initially this maze was a swirling mass, then suddenly, through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings my secret name. Just that. Nothing else was sung, but I implicitly understood its energy. Nothing was given, yet I received so much. There is a wholeness when being sung to life.

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Filed under awareness, prose, quote, Spirituality

28 responses to “Being Sung To Life – prosery by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Gillena Cox

    Very transcendental in approach. I like the mysyerious quality of your story.


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  2. I enjoyed your interesting time of being lost in deep thought and brought back to reality by that voice! A great metaphor for life. Good use of the prompt.

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  3. Gillena is right, transcendental. Your final lines left me feeling very peaceful. Thank you!

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  4. This made me think of Lovecraft, the internal back and forth, though you end on a more definitely peaceful note than Lovecraft. would have done

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  5. Amy

    There is a wholeness when being sung to life– love this line.

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  6. I like the last line in particular.

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  7. I enjoyed this Paul! You took me on a personal journey in your telling.

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  8. Very reflective and surreal. This piece has so many meanings, but I think being sung to life is beautiful.

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  9. Love your using CPE as your epigram! You have been there, but then I already knew that. ❤

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  10. Leyde Ryan

    Love this–the final line is very meaningful and moving.

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  11. lync56

    Wow such great poetry here


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