Sitting With Nature – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Hakea trifurcata found along Lesmurdie Brook, if you’re not taking time and looking you will miss it.

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature ….” Rachel Carson

Sitting With Nature

To sit
is to still, to see, to be
settled in connection
with all that is present,
feeling the space before you
as you reach out and touch
with all your senses wide open.

To sit
is to still, to see, to be
accepted in this moment
by all that desires to be
present to to you in your
quiet acceptance of the
generosity of this shared space 

To sit
is to still, to see, to
become part of all that is,
and return to your centre,
slowing down and listening in 
to the rhythms of life, that you 
might know yourself for the first time.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under awareness, bush walking, ecology, Free Verse, meditation, nature, poem, quote

28 responses to “Sitting With Nature – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. slowing down and listening!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Yes! Your repeated refrains are the perfect meditation. Wonderful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I am sitting right next to you, Paul, and loving it.


  4. I liked this so much that I love the idea!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I love this poem! It perfectly recreates my own experience of sitting with Nature. (Your choice of preposition is all-important.)

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  6. Delightful, Paul. Another reminder just to be…

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  8. Charis Counselling

    Oh Wow – your singing my song in such beautiful words



  9. This is gorgeous, I did love it!


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