Connection – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Paperbarks (Melaleuca) River Walk, Blackwood River, Augusta.

“To halt the decline of an ecosystem, it is necessary to think like an ecosystem.” Douglas P. Wheeler


The eye at a distance sees little,
but to be curious, to come closer,
to unfold your tender skin is to smile
as I see the night ant hiding, to be 
surprised as the well disguised moth
seeks escape in a flutter and a
running spider hastens away, always
on the prowl, while nearby, a banksia 
bee hovers quietly, then carefully I 
fold you back and walk on, taking 
you with me, noticing the difference  
in my step, and the wonder that has
captured me.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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

21 responses to “Connection – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Quite captivating!

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  2. Delicious! I love discovering the minutiae

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  3. Wow, Paul. This is so intimate.


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  4. Those are very interesting trees!

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  5. Connecting with nature is indeed an act of wonder!

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  6. You could hurry by on the trail in a goal-driven rush…How much you would miss! Thank you, Paul, for slowing down and sharing the details. Lovely poem! 🙂

    Have a joyful day! ❤

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  7. There are wonders of nature to experience if we take the time to look and listen.

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    • Yes, I wholeheartedly agree, we need to pay attention to what’s in front of us and I find there’s more than we think at first look, thank you very much for that Patricia.


  8. Wonderful imagery Paul … I enjoyed the walk ..

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