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.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

37 Comments

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.

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  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.

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  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!โค๏ธ

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  12. Mystical and lyrical almost—-and a great opening to what is the real work in life. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Blessings to you, and thanks for this.
    Debbie

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. lync56

    Beautiful – the place of wild things

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