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.

ยฉPaul 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!โค

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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 โค

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  7. lovely picture and memories evoked … bespoke ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Nasuko

    Nice placeโ˜บ๏ธ

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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 โค๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•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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