Connected – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: Newcarlbeon Rock near Koorda. Taken a few weeks back in early spring, a misty sunrise, a thin place for me.

“Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.” Kerri Ni Dochartaigh

Connected

This is a thin time
where realms are unseparated,
a cure for the soul's myopia
long lost in binary spaces,
momentarily set free,
reminding that death is
not the death we imagine,
you are ever here,
the villain of my childhood
now redeemed in a hagiography,
saint as sinner, sinner as saint,
we are intertwined,
embodied,
connected.


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18 Comments

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18 responses to “Connected – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love the poem and the Celtic reference. Great quote.

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  2. That is such a beautiful landscape! Thank you for giving me a new word with this poem: hagiography. It seems I should have know it before now.

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  3. A profound piece that really speaks to the theme of the prompt. Thanks for joining in, Paul.

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  4. We are entwined with them all, both sinners and saints.

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  5. I love every word, and can only imagine the circumstances, the haptic shift from the universal door to the very personal and small shaved down to a childhood and revision and revision, is there a realization that here we all are, all there?

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  6. I believe in that deep connections between souls and realms.

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  7. Is that what happens in the crossover – the binaries blur and sinners and saints become one? Such a potent thought that demands more pondering about how we live and what the consequences are, if at all. Love this poem and that celtic quote as well!

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