Shaped By The Sea – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Segment of the dunes where Elllensbrook meets the Indian Ocean.

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” Amit Ray

Shaped By The Sea

Naked you are upon this open shore,
exposed as honest cracks and crags,
a weary bulwark against the mighty sea,

∽ even so, what rugged beauty emanates ∼

from this garden shaped by the sea,
sparse and roughly tendered delight,
perfectly textured for all to see.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under beach, bush walking, Country, environment, nature, poem, Puente, quote

38 responses to “Shaped By The Sea – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love that little green fern on the bottom right. 🥰

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  2. Love the textures and muted tones, Paul.

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  3. Enchanting: Garden created by sea and poem created by You,PVC!

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  4. Words are picture-perfect. Beautifully written.

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  5. Forwarding this to someone very precious to me who will greatly benefit by her profound resonance to it. Thanks from both of us 👏🙏🏼🥰

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  6. A garden shaped by the sea–I’ve never seen anything like it before.

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  7. “sparse and roughly tendered delight, perfectly textured for all to see.”
    The way you are able to describe things in just few words is marvellous!

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  8. Wonderful puente, Paul. I’ve been working on one for a long time and just can’t find the right bridge. You’ve inspired me to try again.

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  9. Beautifully done, Paul. Your vivid description shines through. ‘perfectly textured for all to see.’ Love that line. Too often people turn away at texture…but it is texture that tells stories beyond our imagination.

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  10. Amy

    “A garden shaped by the sea”, love it!

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  11. What a great image to draw inspiration from

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  12. lync56

    Yes nature is definitely the best of gardeners – you once again have put this into works so beautifully


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