To Feel Again – a Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Kim is hosting Haibun Monday, inviting us to to write about our sense of wonder. dVerse Poets – Haibun Monday

Photo: Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea), State forest, Mundaring.

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs

To Feel Again

Here in this place there is a sense of hope. To feel nature making her own way with a lush offering is a sensual privilege, to see to touch, to feel, to taste. The divinest of lovers. She is there, waiting, unmarried, mistress to no one. Waiting for all to come and sit alongside her charming soothe.

There is life in this place like no other. Even in that rotting humous, especially there, there is an abundance of life bursting before my eyes. Even in the dry rustling carpet, tenants and squatters alike come to feast, to produce life and to surrender it.

This is a place to be, just that, to be, to feel again, to be me, to be one of, one with, this crowd. Here I can connect, be grounded once more.

Where the grass tree grows
comes spring looking at me
I fly like feathers

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, bush walking, Country, Haibun, Haiku, nature, quote

32 responses to “To Feel Again – a Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The last line is with very deep thoughts behind. Beautiful!

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  2. Stunning … a wonderful capture of all that is beauty.

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  3. So uplifting, Paul. Thank you.

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  4. Just thinking about the promise of nature’s renewal gives me hope and peace.

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  5. You conveyed not only a sense of hope in your haibun, Paul, but also the all-important sense of wonder. I love the description of nature as ‘the divinest of lovers’ and the abundance of life in the rotting humous as ‘tenants and squatters’.

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  6. I love the sense in this… and it reminds me that spring will come here too… the sense of life in the humous I can imagine… and the gardener in me wants to sow seeds

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  7. You capture the charm of nature so well, Paul.

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  8. Amy

    Ahh… “I fly like feathers”. Truly beautiful, Paul.

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  9. Truly amazing👌🏻

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  10. Charis Counselling

    You sang my song in this poem – thank you for putting into words this deep deep sense of oneness and healing in this place


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