Joy Lined – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Lesmurdie Brook, Mundy Regional Park

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” Rachel Carson

Joy Lined

Ten thousand leaves of joy 
lined the avenues of my mind 
as I invented trails off-topic, 
fissures filled with raptures
of stillness in sideways journeys,
along grassy lanes that were far
away from straightened routines
common to days of unseen
wonder; here, now, the simplest
encounters are life-giving pathways.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under bush walking, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, nature, poem, quote

23 responses to “Joy Lined – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. life giving pathways! Love that!

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  2. Beautifully penned, Paul. 🙂

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  3. Love it all, quote, pic and poem

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  4. May ten thousand more line the avenues! Wonderful writing, Paul.

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  5. …days of unseen wonder…it is sad that we miss so much wonder because we are living busy lives filled with the mundane. As usual, thoughtful and thought-provoking words. Thank you!

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  6. Joy-lined avenues of the mind–I love it!! What I’ve been noticing this spring and summer in a way I hadn’t before is the wonder inherent in the patterns of nature, plants and animals in particular.

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  7. I copied this one off to ponder for a few days-just beautiful! Loved the quote, as well. This is all very difficult to keep in mind in my country, where a “taste for destruction” so aptly describes a large portion of the population… sigh…

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  8. Everyone of your words were a treasured gift Paul.
    Thank you🙏💖

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  9. lync56

    Too true


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