The Real Work –

Resting – dVerse Poets – Pub Talk

Baladgie Lake.jpg

Photo: Baladjie Rock, Westonia, part of the Great Western Woodlands, and as you can see it is alongside the extensive Baladjie Salt Lake system. One of a multitude of places I find restful.

The Real Work

I had plans for this afternoon
but plans had otherwise
a momentary distraction
I wandered in Eden
then sat for awhile
caressed by the sun,
as birds sang arias while
insects buzzed coded smiles
the flora seductive,
and the work of the day faded
I was as light as air
my shoulders unfettered,
I drifted beyond,
and I smiled knowing that
the real work had just begun.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under bush walking, Country, Free Verse, Gardening, life, mindfulness, nature, poem

37 responses to “The Real Work –

  1. Beautiful and we all know how easy it is to become distracted xx

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  2. So peaceful. A good poem for meditation time.

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  3. Lovely, I can picture the scene easily.


  4. I love the setting, both in the photo and in your meditative poem. The water looks like it could heal just about anything or anyone.

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  5. Amy

    Thank you for sharing the momentary distraction. A very beautiful Paul.

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  6. Cosmic Dude. Absolutely lovely.

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  7. I like that image of ‘the work of the day faded’ almost as the day faded.

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  8. You have transported us all there with you, Paul. I don’t want to leave.


  9. Love it! I’d like to wander into Eden too.

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  10. I know this landscape so well! And, I too seek and find this kind of “work” every day. The poem reminds us how restorative this is. Thank you for highlighting this.

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  11. Absolutely lovely! Love it!❀️

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  12. Mystical and lyrical almost—-and a great opening to what is the real work in life. πŸ™‚
    Blessings to you, and thanks for this.

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  13. Ennle Madresan

    So, if I’ve got it right–first we get into a quiet restful space…prayer, meditation, whatever our bent which leads to a relaxed mind/heart/spirit…and then we can begin productive work of the day. How am I doing?

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  14. restful and restorative …. well done with pic and poem πŸ™‚

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  15. lync56

    Beautiful – the place of wild things



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