Coming Home

Striving – Word of the Day


Welcome Swallow’s nest underneath the aqueduct at Beringbooding Rock. You can see other. older parts of the nest have fallen away, and the broken one to the right shows the grass lining. This site is ideal for swallows who build mud nests, because this is a water catchment and the swallows can essily collect clay and sand from the edge of the water. The amazing texture is formed as the birds make pellets of the mud and place them one after the other in the form shown above, a little bit like making pottery. You might also note that the nest is solid but not perfect. A bit like my life, solid but not perfect!

“Don’t waste your time striving for perfection, instead, strive for excellence – doing your best.”  Laurence Olivier


Coming Home

There was something I once saw,
and I set my gaze in that direction.
Though somehow, the closer I got,
the further away it seemed.
Until at last it faded from sight,
and I forgot about it.

That was long ago,
in the mist of my own beginnings.
Until again the quest rekindled,
and I ventured forth,
determined, striving, and yet
still a seeker, never finding.

Esfahan to Marakesh
the road was long and I was weary.
Yet even so,
that crucible of perfection was elusive.
Until at last I turned along the dusty road,
to that familiar place called home.

Nothing is ever lost,
though that one elusive thing I never found.
And I know I never will.
Instead, I let go the quest
and found the path,
as I came home to me.


©Paul Cannon




Filed under bush walking, life, nature, poetry

28 responses to “Coming Home

  1. Brilliant, home is indeed within … lovely writing, and love the swallows nest!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. beautiful and profound. You have lost the thirst and found the home.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I love this analogy..❤❤❤❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    Wow another great poem


    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.