Magpies Notice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” Brene Brown

Magpies Notice

Today, 
I watched the magpies 
who speak loudly, lyrically,
not often, when necessary,
preferring to tilt their heads
listening intently to the earth,
the clouds, choirs of frogs on
this alleluia morning when the 
damsel fly comes near. Magpies 
notice, they see how the cosmos 
moves slant in a straightened world.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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43 responses to “Magpies Notice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful but noisy😄

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  2. So simple yet beautiful, Paul.

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  3. I read a book by Bernie Krause, some years ago, who did a research about the soundscapes in some areas of the world.
    In most cases the sound spectrum lost nearly all its richness.
    Sound comes from the earth itself, from weather conditions, from animals and from men.
    In german the title is “das grosse Konzert der tiere”.
    Quite a remarkable book

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  4. Quite beautiful. Thank you, Paul.

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  5. Quite beautiful. Thank you, Paul.

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  6. Imagery is beautifully used here!
    Also it’s truely said that we don’t need to go in search of happiness, it’s always right there in front of us!

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  7. A wonderful poem and the quote.

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  8. We would do well to heed the message of the magpie.

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  9. Magpies in my meaning are the most intelligent birds, and philosophers we only can not understand perfectly. 😉 Michael xx

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  10. a vividly painted scene enthralling all the senses …

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  13. lync56

    I love this poem – especially in light of recent discussions about birds eyes seeing energy lines

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