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How Might I? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Kaltukatjara (Docker River) looking towards a section of the Peterman Ranges.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m slowly floating away.” Kasie West

How Might I?

How Might I hold eternity
while my heart is reaching  beyond the 
skies with feelings of feathery float 
never before experienced, as this swirl
of temporal ecstasy has roused empyrean
visions so electric, that just to breathe,
to remain firmly grounded, seems 
impossible so, how might I begin to
hold eternity?


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Timeless Rapture – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Trees

Photo: Harris campsite near Collie, a stand of Jarrah trees.

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Timeless Rapture

Never was there a cathedral cappella
holding such divine resonance,
touching the earth beneath my feet, 
as one tenderly touches another's skin, 
with loving strokes that meld a rhythm, 
uncounted, and eagerly invited as each 
next breath sustains sublime surrender 
to the timeless rapture of forest song, 
offering us connection, bathing us with life.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Need Never Be Answered – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Taken at Tnorala Nature Reserve near Gosses Bluff, Namatjira Drive, NT.

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” Rumi

Need Never Be Answered 

Did you nourish the moment in you,
have you understood the stir of the
east wind and caress of the indifferent 
ocean or touched the inestimable sky,
even when it darkens and the secret 
ceremonies draw us to sacred 
connection, keeping alive the questions
that live under our skin and need never
be answered, or we would silence our
deep quest and miss all that is present,
all that is wise, in the whispers of trees.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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At Kaltukatjara – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse celebrates eight years of poetics and co-founder Brian Miller and host Grace have invited a poem that paints or creates a picture that we can see, smell, feel or hear. dVerse Poets – Poetics

At Kaltukatjara

The crisp morning air
hung with bacon
long consumed,
so too the brew
with joyous banter
and reveries of starlight,
while I wandered 
softly on the land
seeking space for 
thoughts that could
not surface in the fray,
yet made no sense 
in the silence,
only the fallen mallee
nuts made any effort
to speak into my day.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: Kaltukatjara known also as Docker River, Northern Territory. Wonderful to see the original indigenous names being used more and more these past years by government and traveller alike.

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