The Garden – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon




“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space – a place not just set apart but reverberant – and it seems to me that the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.”  Michael Pollan


The Garden

To sit in this hallowed space
in this day poured out,
an oblation
transforming all who enter,
listening to the conversation of birds
perchance a dragonfly or two,
as slender limbs waft gently
on the breeze that washes over me
drifting lavender through the air,
while all the morn the sun caresses
my very bones and warms my soul,
and suddenly I am many ages
of wonderment and fathom,
of child and man.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, Gardening, life, poem, quote

35 responses to “The Garden – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Natures simple pleasure !

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  2. lovely rendition of the few ‘sacred’ gardens I’ve found … easier if it’s inside 🙂

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  3. Love it! The garden is where I find peace and relaxation!

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  4. Amy

    So beautifully said about gardens, Paul.

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  5. OMG I think you wrote this for me! This is exactly how I feel when I sit in my backyard. Thank you!

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  6. Nice one Paul, so serene and calming. It really is lovely to get lost in a garden.

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  7. “on the breeze that washes over me
    drifting lavender through the air,” Great romance too. Thank you Paul! Apologize the late revisit. Had put me out of the WP-system last weekend. Too much playing with the running system. Lol Michael

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  8. lync56

    I love this poem – I could feel and smell and experience this as I read your words


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  9. Oh, yes, I know this garden feeling!! It’s one of the joys of living.

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  10. Beautiful. A garden in the house provides much needed calmness .

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