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That To Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse poets – Theories

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That To Love

Ologies and osophies abound
like turgid solipsisms
clouding the mind,
I am this and this is mine,
lines and banners
scowl and grimace,
but there is one thing
above all,
to love others as
you would of yourself
that golden rule
a crown of the heart
that ever expands,
as Hubble once showed,
or that the One is
ever becoming,
a similar plane
underpinned by
an unconditional
outward gifting
of love,
of self
the beauty of when
theory becomes practice.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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When – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Delight – Word of the Day

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Photo: Watarrka National Park, NT.

 

When

When the day is perfect,
even when it’s not
and redemption is easy because
we rejoice in the ordinary,
when even elation falls short
of the truth before us
and extraordinary is
in the cracks we pass over,
the language of angels
could not speak this ecstasy,
silence is the better part
as the heart delights.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Rejoicing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Rainy Day

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Rejoicing

Grey clouds the harbinger
soon the gift of the heavens will be bestowed
and earth will sigh and drink again,
I will run along that hill naked,
rejoicing in every drop.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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The Real Work –

Resting – dVerse Poets – Pub Talk

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Photo: Baladjie Rock, Westonia, part of the Great Western Woodlands, and as you can see it is alongside the extensive Baladjie Salt Lake system. One of a multitude of places I find restful.

The Real Work

I had plans for this afternoon
but plans had otherwise
a momentary distraction
I wandered in Eden
then sat for awhile
caressed by the sun,
as birds sang arias while
insects buzzed coded smiles
the flora seductive,
and the work of the day faded
I was as light as air
my shoulders unfettered,
I drifted beyond,
and I smiled knowing that
the real work had just begun.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Of Possibilities – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

World – Word of the Day

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Of Possibilities

His tiny mind
reduced everything to a
post card ideology
of spittle speeches
and dilated visions of alarm,
waving meaningless symbols
ever building narrow dreams
of darkness in disguise,
a univocal monochrome
of controlled delight,
he blathered on
endlessly reciting
mantras of power
and praising hatreds
while I looked out the window
at a beautiful reality
of abundance,
stirring possibilities
of everything so global.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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The Dope I Mean – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Numerology – VJs Weekly Challenge 44

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The Dope I Mean

If you’re woke
you’ll know what’s dope
I mean
I sure do
eight, eleven and two
I’m always happy with you
smiles are your signature
love is your strength
with you I can move
and I can remember,
you bring feelings alive,
in you I take pleasure.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: Dopamine consists of C8H11NO2

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Wherever We Are – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Portable – Word of the Day

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Wherever We are

Sometimes
when we hold closely to
a pressing darkness
we surrender to an emptiness
a quagmire of despair
that is an implosion of hope
and yet,
the very thing we hold
at our centre
is the lightness of light
that is always wherever we are
as gift to the world.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Oneness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See? – Willow Poetry

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Oneness

The empyrean realm,
that meeting of
divine and other,
the fundament of love
which transcends
the ache of power
for unity,
that debris
of history,
to a selfless
creative
oneness.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Refreshed – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Rain – VJs Weekly challenge

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Video taken last winter, Blackwood river, Augusta.

Refreshed

If I could choose
it would be gentle rain
that soaks the earth
and kisses my skin
on warm days
when faded desires
need to be refreshed
and parched thoughts
need to be slaked
that the soil of my soul
will once again
bear gifts.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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That I Should Leave – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Farewells – VJs Weekly Challenge

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That I Should Leave

That I should leave
what is that,
what might it mean?
Do the stars object
or rivers cease their endless flow?
Does the curlew falter in mid call
or the dingo offer a song?
It is a quirk
that life goes on
though not indifferent
to the leaving,
for to leave is to never go,
and to go is to never leave.
In a leaving nothing is lost,
rather,
all is re-membered
for we are ever present
to where
and in who we grow.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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