To Bathe In – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Garden

Victoria at dVerse has invited us to write a poem about any form of the word Garden.

Photo: The winter garden, soon to bloom.

“Gardens are a form of autobiography” Sydney Eddison

To Bathe In

The writing of our edenic idyll,
a lush and varied eclogue,
has been its own healing
journey to connection,
to something deeper that is
more than the satisfaction of
a garden of secrets and wonders,
more a place to bathe
in life-giving wholeness.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under creativity, Free Verse, Gardening, life, mindfulness, passion, philosophy, poem, Quadrille, quote

46 responses to “To Bathe In – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Yes,…gardening is definitely a soothing bath for the soul…

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  2. My mother, an artist, derived more pleasure from creating gardens than in painting.

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  3. sanaarizvi

    Gardening is without a doubt soothing ❤️ I love the reference to; “a lush and varied eclogue,” yes, yes! 🙂

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  4. I know the English have a very particular relationship with their gardens. Do Aussies too?

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  5. Wow, this flows so serenely. It’s like reading a piece of art, I just love the lexicon you used in this piece. Such beautiful writing. ❤ Nature is indeed whole, and it is often a spiritual experience when one connects with it. I see that here in your poem and it is heavenly.

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  6. Well, you know how I feel about gardens. You said it better than I could.

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  8. Thank you for the life-affirming poem. It is much needed.

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  9. gardening is earthing, a form of meditation which provides a sanctuary … you captured this perfectly!

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  10. This took my breathe away–just what I needed after a very hectic day…a healing journey to connection that your words feed my spirit.

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  11. lync56

    Such a beautiful poem and very apt – telling our story


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  12. I know what you mean Paul.
    This is so true. Wonderful poem.

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  13. With a garden you have really a piece of the whole world for use, and for experiences of life and death too. But i will take the quote not directly for me, because then i would have a very chaotic autobiography. Lol Michael

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