Solaced – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Photo: on the road to Jindalee, out bush among the mallee and mulga.


“And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.”  John Muir


In those long brumous days when
my chest is wearied
and sorrowed
I dream of Maarla and Ooldea,
longing for that silent word
offered without guile
to flesh and feathered alike,
and held in the company of
such wisdom born of stillness,
a scintilla of self-acceptance
there, in that moment,
I am solaced,

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Note: Maarla and Ooldea are types of Mallee. Mulga is Acacia.


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

22 responses to “Solaced – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Exactly! This poem speaks to me.

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  2. I feel that about the mountains

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  3. Say no more 😉 nature

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  4. blindzanygirl

    Yes, mountains. And space.

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  5. I learned something new again. This is great, Paul.

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  6. lync56

    So so true – beautiful words yet again


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  7. Finding solace among the trees. The trees wait for us.

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