One Leaf – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Rus-in-urbe – RDP Saturday

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Photo found at – An abandoned building complex in Taiwan.


One Leaf

One leaf led to another
conquering brick and board,
game of thorns
crowned with victory
one vine to rule them all,
as one jungle gave way to another
concrete was dressed in green,
where the Axminster once lay
nature came gently through my door.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Rus-in-urbe is a Latin term for rural or country in the city or urban scape.




Filed under Free Verse, life, nature, poem, Quadrille

57 responses to “One Leaf – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The image is incredible, you served it well with your words.

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  2. I like the way nature reclaims its territory over time.

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  3. That’s a new word for me. Thank you for explaining.

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  4. Fabulous picture and poem. I especially love the last line.

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  5. I love the last two lines in particular.

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  6. I love the way you wove this together, and the gentle fringe on end.

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  7. lovely idea, so this is the jungle reclaiming … 🙂

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  8. Game of thorns, good one! Seems it would be pleasant if this happened more frequently.

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  9. Ennle Madresan

    Wow, you do magic with language–love it.

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  10. Natural forces are stronger than we imagine.
    Wonderful lines Paul.

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  11. Nature prevails – love the message.

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  12. I enjoyed this one very much, Paul!

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  13. Excellent image and words, Paul.

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  14. lync56

    Beautifully written – I love the reference to other great writings


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  15. Thank you, you picked the literary references.


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