Garden Song – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse guest host Claudia has invited us to write about a garden.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Garden(ing)

Photo: segment of our garden at Augusta.

“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” Minnie Aumonier

Garden Song

There's a cosmos in reach of my aching
touch of skin and veins, beneath my feet
emotion runs and wriggles, and it dwells 
within as I inhale its many spices in unison
with the palette that captures my eyes, 
feeding my senses with songs of colour 
and rhythmic joy, opening me to each
movement of this wondrous melody of
all that flies and calls, great or small, 
calling me to stop, slow down, and sip 
the wine of its simple complexity.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, Gardening, mindfulness, nature, passion, poem, quote

61 responses to “Garden Song – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This was written with me in mind. Love it!

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  2. Beautiful compound , lovely nature 👌🙏🌷The article also inspiring 👍🏻🌹🙏

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  3. Beautifully written!

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  4. sipping the wine of its simple complexity… i love that … just made me breathe deeper – and what a beautiful garden you have

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  5. Your poem is lovely ……………

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  6. Wonderful poem and lovely garden

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  7. callicarpa

    This is excellent. “There’s a cosmos in reach of my aching” … What a strong opening.

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  8. Yes….gardens are magical….and definitely deceptively simple in their complexity.

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  9. Your words reminded me that we were created to live in a garden. But we messed up. 😔

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  10. Lovely. Onel good thing to come out of lockdown is that we appreciate gardens and green spaces much more.

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  11. Sherry Marr

    I love the cosmos in your reach and also “sip the wine of its simple complexity.” Very cool.

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  12. Very good poem Paul. Perhaps this is what they mean by… “Stop and smell the roses!” There is so much we miss when we bustle about and fail to see.

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  13. You involve all the senses. Very nice. 🙂

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  14. This was a lilting, lifting, enjoyable read Paul. Well written indeed… 🙂

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  15. I love it when a garden sings to me! (I’m happy with wild flowers and weeds, too.)

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  16. How lovely! I especially like the slow winding down to end on a oxymoron: simple complexity 🙂

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  17. Very Beautiful Poem🤓I love gardens but the temperature here is so wicked😒Raining, Tornadoes, and The Burning Heat puts plants in a shock😰Nice 1

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  18. There are some very beautiful lines here Paul.Gorgeous.

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  19. sanaarizvi

    That opening line is such a hook!!!💝💝 Exquisite imagery throughout this one, Paul 🙂

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  20. Loved especially
    “Wondrous melody of all that flies or crawls “
    A fine symphony

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  21. Beautiful! The last line is so lovely

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  23. This is very well penned! Gladly enjoyed!

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  24. Charis Counselling

    Totally agree – but worded so eloquently


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