The Taking Of Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“A seeker of truth looks beyond the apparent and contemplates the hidden.” Rumi

The Taking Of Time

The ancient art of contemplation
sits less in the culture of now
than ever before since past,
to wait without anticipation,
holding expectations in check,
sifting experiences and feelings,
weighing the pros and cons,
discerning the path while 
avoiding the obvious ologies.
Always there is epiphany,
quickly it seems , comes the 
revelation, and yet it takes days,
months even years to
find a place to fit the pieces
together for just a season.
The sense of direction or even
indirection, must be felt in order 
to arrive at any sense of it all,
experience ferments and we 
must let it distill long enough
to become the sweetness of 
our lives and effervesce our 
choices.


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18 Comments

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18 responses to “The Taking Of Time – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Oh.. no never rush to a decission

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  2. This resonated very strongly with me.

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  3. Paul, you and Reena wrote along similar lines to the prompt. So many exquisite turns of phrase in here beyond your gestalt. Favorites: “discerning the path while
    avoiding the obvious ologies.”
    “let it distill long enough
    to become the sweetness of
    our lives and effervesce our
    choices.”
    Wise words, my friend. This poem is a keeper.

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  4. Reading that poem was like following a bubble trail up! 👏👏👏

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  5. Eloquent, Paul! Beautiful and wise reflections. ❤

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  6. This really speaks to me today. You always have a way od doing that! I am having a terrible time make decision currently. You describe me perfectly but made it sound so beautiful when it feels so ugly and empty… I appreciate that. It reminds me I am human.

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  7. lync56

    I love that word “effervesce” – such a good picture of how contemplative practice impacts our life

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