The Mystery – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon



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“life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.”  Marge Piercy

The Mystery

I want to understand,
to embrace the mystery of
the soil in which life grows,
to understand the weightlessness
of the fruit of this tree,
the fleeting hours of its
gentle opening to the world,
and strange scenes which
humiliate proud minds,
or even just the moment
of discovering the empty
birds nest, regretting
my lateness.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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