When – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Delight – Word of the Day


Photo: Watarrka National Park, NT.



When the day is perfect,
even when it’s not
and redemption is easy because
we rejoice in the ordinary,
when even elation falls short
of the truth before us
and extraordinary is
in the cracks we pass over,
the language of angels
could not speak this ecstasy,
silence is the better part
as the heart delights.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


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

36 responses to “When – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Magical words and image, Paul. The light is so beautiful. And I like the contrasting
    feel of the desert like rocks and the green trees. I could spend time there!

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  2. My sentiments of late gorgeously portrayed in your artistic words

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  3. Such perfect lovely words that go with the beautiful photo, Paul.

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  4. Superb writing sir, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  5. wise words with a stunning shot 🙂

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  6. Gorgeous shot and wise words!❤️

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  7. “When the day is perfect, even when it’s not … ”
    I really like these words. And the image that goes with the poem. Thanks very much!

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  8. Suzanne

    Beautiful. The poem sweeps me away and the image makes me wish I was there!

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  9. I certainly enjoy the quiet—and this verse! Very well done.

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  10. Yes, silence is the best-unspoken word of the unheard. Lovely poem, Paul.

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  11. The best dialect is silence. Beautiful poem again and love the pic too. I haven’t been to the NT yet. On my bucket list.

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  12. lync56

    More beautiful memories evoked by your words


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