Cherished Wander

Wanderlust – word of the Day

The creek running through Fred Jacoby Park, Mundaring.

Cherished Wander

Silver birds don’t always take me there.
Today I walked with friends,
majestic red gums, acacias abalze.
the musk of roos unseen,
wattle birds, honey eaters,
the morse-code of frogs.
The creek rushing with winter,
taking little green ships to foreign parts.
And my mind begins to wander creeks past,
memories like underlined sentences;
my fathers warm strong hand,
my lovers gentle hands clasped in joy,
smaller hands clasped in mud and giggles,
tadpoles in jars,
hands of dear journey friends,
a few who’ve journeyed into the west.
Living and cherished,
Today I walked with friends.
Silver birds don’t always take me there.

©Paul Cannon



Filed under bush walking, Country, life, love, mindfulness, nature, poetry

31 responses to “Cherished Wander

  1. lync56

    Another poem evoking many emotions for me as I read it


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  2. With you, I don’t know what to say. You never disappoint. Thanks for your work.

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  3. This is so beautiful!❤

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  4. It certainly makes you think back.

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  5. I could feel as if I was there. Wonderful word picture.

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  6. Beautiful Paul! I’m really enjoying these lovely poems! Way to go, and that stream is just so magical ❤

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  7. lovely picture and memories evoked … bespoke 🙂

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  8. Nasuko

    Nice place☺️

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  9. ‘Living and cherished, today i walked with friends, silver bird didn’t always take me there’…. i love these lines ❤💕💕please I nominated you for 3days lyrical challnege……

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  10. I love the beautiful scene you described. What a beautiful memory.

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  11. I absolutely love the giggling sound of the creek and your natures poems always evoked so many emotions.

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