Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: State Forest, Mundaring.

“If you go into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” Alan Watts


The forest edges to newness and I want to 
run into it, roll, sit, walk stand in it,
embody the quiet growth as the dry 
relinquishes to life renewed, breathing
after breath too long held, to fill my 
senses to an ecstasy beyond the big O
as every sound, smell and sensation
rushes through my desiccated soul,
till finally, overcome, I want to sleep
with her silence.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, bush walking, Forest, Free Verse, life, passion, poem, quote, relationship, seasons

25 responses to “Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. delightfully expressed and I agree with Sandy! I want to come.. ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  2. marandarussell

    Desiccated, now there is a word you hardly ever see! I love the peaceful tranquility of this poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. This poem makes me want to run into the woods right now and hide from this afternoon’s appointment with the endodontist and a probable root canal procedure. True story.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I want to sleep with her silence. Beautiful feeling and very necessary emotion.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I’ve known the feeling all my life!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beautiful, if its not a winter walk.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Charis Counselling

    Definitely yes to this one – you renewed my desire to enter this life giving place surround by bushland


    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.