Close By – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Cape to Cape trail just south of Ellensbrook

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary.” Rachel Carson

Close By

I saw you once,
in that far off place of my youth,
where I felt I knew you in my 
mother's shadow by the basilica,
but soon you faded like yellowing
wallpaper in a dark back room,
and then you were gone and I was
unanchored in the storms as I 
searched museums and breviaries,
only to find you close by, hidden
in dragonflies and thistles down
uneven tracks, alongside 
decomposing logs where
wattles breathe gladness.

Copyright 2021 © Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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

19 responses to “Close By – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful–the interconnectedness of life.

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  2. I love the imagery and how it carries the meaning of the poem!

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  3. Beautiful scenery and beautiful poem 👌🌷🙏

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  4. lync56

    Wow great poem – another one for your book!!!


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