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You Lie – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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You Lie

You want me
to lie down with you
in that watery grave.
but you lie to me of
such voluptuary,
with naked invitation
and I am so tempted
save for the deafness of steel,
this wall between your song
and my uncertainty.
For now
I’m content to savour your gifts
and I shall dream of you more,
tonight.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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Lighter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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Unlike a maze, which is a cousin of the labyrinth, the labyrinth has one path in and the same path out. The maze is a puzzle to go through and solve, while the labyrinth is a trusted rhythm to be meditated or contemplated in while walking. Whereas you conquer a maze, the labyrinth enables you to self reflect.

Lighter

The gentle rhythm
of this walking meditation
is a metaphor for life itself,
walking to my center,
turning,
and turning again,
each turn a momentary still point
for reflection,
and the middle a waiting,
a wrestling,
a letting go,
just the place to leave something
of self,
while the return journey
is always the lighter for it.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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Unbroken – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See – Willow Poetry

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Photo: Pinterest – public domain.

 

Unbroken

In fantasia forest,
where difference is celebrated,
and where hearts are valued,
we are unbroken,
at one, whole,
and completing each other,
gifting each other,
a place of deep connection,
which words cannot speak,
and we can only feel.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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In My Whole – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See – Helene Vaillant

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In my whole

There are those times,
though fewer than I’d like,
when I ride the thermals to me,
a flight beyond fancy,
wherever that may be and,
to ensconce
in the luxury of my inner world
a vast continent of view
to feel,
to chew,
the thoughts that are so delicious,
to tease the obtuse
and the ever beyond so hard to apprehend
to touch the daily with delight
taking time to reflect
where the jingle jangle is so without
and I am so within
feeling prescient,
whole,
inexplicably content,
an infinity,
floating,
above these tufts of merengue,
sitting in my old friend
the tree of life as wisdom tree
looking,
seeing,
a wisdom so inarticulate,
other than to say,
I am me,
and here I am,
contentedly content,
in my whole.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Wise Epiphany – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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Wise Epiphany

I would often ask,
“What’s behind that door?”
and wise Epiphany would say to me;
one day it will open to you.
“When?” I would ask,
and wise Epiphany,
always so patient, said;
when your heart is ready,
of course!
And, I guess,
the things you hope for
you hold against,
that way disappointment keeps away.
But today it happened,
I was feeling brim full,
and overflowing with such joy,
I let go,
and as I neared the door,
it opened to me.
Wise Epiphany purred,
and said,
see, I told you,
now, let’s leave the winter of your longing,
and journey the summer of your joy.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Let It Shine – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See? – Willow Poetry

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Thanks for the prompt Helene Vaillant at Willow Poetry.

 

Let It Shine

There’s many a thing left normally unseen,
and not least the closeness of other worlds,
but most of all,
I saw in a dream,
such a one who had opened their true heart,
was gifting their light,
an illumine of love for us all.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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A Curious Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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A Curious Thing

A curious thing so bright and bold,
such a contrast to the snow?
what on earth is it for?
Superman booth?
Underpants on the outside,
of course.
A telephone,it says,
I vaguely remember one once,
on my grandmother’s bench,
in her retirement home,
but just to be sure,
I’ll just Google it,
of course.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Inner Child – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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Inner Child

It took some time to set you free,
I searched for the key,
but it was so long ago I
forgot it was at my very center;
my blindness hid you,
then I forgot you,
I shrank and dried up,
ever diminishing,
till one day
I stumbled on a clue,
love,
self,
which released you,
running, grinning, bouncing, leaping,
thirsting for life.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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