Memorable – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon



“In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.”  Robert Lynd


Today was many things,
as most days often are,
a collection of the senses
my soul so nurtured,
and even a few mundane things
helping the rest stand out,
but the most memorable of all,
so simple, yet moving,
was the arrival of a
New Holland honeyeater
who hid in the shrubs
near the birdbath,
Tentatively flitting in and
out to the water’s edge
watching us
taking all of us in
making sure it was safe
to dance in the water
the splashes were music
that filled the silence
we conspired to offer,
I wondered later if I had
seen myself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Country, Free Verse, Gardening, nature, poem, quote

41 responses to “Memorable – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderful indeed! What a lovely bird.

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  2. What a beautiful bird and I love that ending!

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  3. The wonders of nature and taking those few moments to appreciate it.

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  4. A moment or two can be enough to bless an entire day.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely experience!

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  5. I loved the whole poem, Paul, but the ending took my breath away. What a beautiful reflection inspired by a tentative little bird.

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  6. There’s nothing quite like watching birds go about their daily routine.
    I think they really know how to live.

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  7. moments of magic and a reflection of you!

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  8. lync56

    A beautiful moment – a thin space shared


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  9. Lovely! The opportunity to have a life that allows for such moments is truly a gift.

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  10. Loved this poem … that connection, nothing like it.

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  11. A reminder to never be afraid to live!

    Thank you!

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