Fragments Of Delight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: taken on the Jarrah Loop walk near Marranup Ford.

“It brought me to a new understanding of how, unless you’re connected with the land, you’re not really connected with yourself or the nation.” Joan Kirner

Fragments Of Delight

Aleatory fragments floating, spiralling,
dancing downwards as dry rain falling
softly, tenderly touching encounters
until resting, finally, alongs earth's way,
nature's carpet strewn together as
perfectly formed tapestries are, and
crackling underfoot as a gentle sonata,
releasing such a euphoria of eucalyptus 
to fill the senses as to be overcome,
and as I sat beneath it all marvelling,
my breath slowed, speeding my delight
in resting in this place, in this moment.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

20 responses to “Fragments Of Delight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Dry rain is a weather related phenomenon that occurs when precipitation evaporates before it hits the ground.

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  2. I always marvel at your ability to capture a moment at its best!

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  3. I’ve had that experience in the woods so many times, only with my footfalls releasing smells of leaf mold and pine, rather than eucalyptus. I couldn’t agree more with the Joan Kirner quote.

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  4. Charis Counselling

    Wow great poem evoking such sensations


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