Beyond This Moment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Mish is hosting poetics with an invitation to write a poem using three words or more from a selection. My choices are: Orenda (mystical force), Querencia (place from where strength is drawn) and Isolophilia (preference fro solitude).

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"They simply never understand, do they, that sometimes solitude is one of the most beautiful things on earth?" Charles Bukowski

Beyond This Moment

down the slopes of 
mountain minds and
valley redoubts of no intention, 
comes opportunity,
that moment of desire,
a la querencia, 
the turning of soul for home
in a quietude of frame,
longing in sighs for an end to
rivers of noise while
rejoicing in shivers of gaze,
a patient isolophilia that sits
so lightly it slips easily past
our defences and undoes 
the palisades of the heart,
inviting dreams and other worlds.

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19 responses to “Beyond This Moment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Gillena Cox

    Nice one Paul.


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  2. This is beautiful, Paul. For me, it describes so beautifully the enlightened moments when we allow tranquility to take place within ourselves up to something new. Love the thought of a “patient isolophilia”.

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  3. Sorry…should read “within ourselves and open up to something new”. Thanks for joining in, Paul.

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  4. Rob Kistner

    Wonderful Paul.

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  5. Bellisimo, Paul. Your poem resonates deeply with me.

    On another subject, I just learned you and Kate met. How cool is that?!

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  6. Love this part: the turning of soul for home
    in a quietude of frame,

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  7. This is beautiful and so resonates.


  8. “turning of soul for home”

    Gorgeous poem, Paul!

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  9. lync56

    Wow this is an amazing poem – such deep meaning


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