Fleeting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” Walt Whitman


It happened,
as I once noticed
while traversing a 
field or two or so,
that grass was fleeting,
it came and went
so momentary was 
this simple blanket
of springs joy,
its gloss soon enough
a desicated paper,
and in its brief passage,
there I stood. 

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

24 responses to “Fleeting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. These connections are fleeting, but stunning….you captured the moment superbly Paul…

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  2. This poem brought a smile. It reminded me of how much I enjoy seeing the wind ripple a field of tall grass.

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  3. To catch that fleeting moment…not earth shattering maybe but certainly life changing!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very lyrical. I love this poem, Paul.

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  5. Lovely poem ❤️😊

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  6. Wonderful poem Paul. The tiny grass tells us something about life. The way they bend with the wind, just for a moment.

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  7. I also agree with ivor. Cant say it better. Michael

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  8. lync56

    So so beautiful – took me back to wheatbelt and farm days


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