Knowing – Haibun – by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse frank is hosting Haibun, with an invitation to write about August.

dVerse Poets – Haibun – August

Video: One of the many cascades along Lesmurdie Brook, Mundy Regional Park.

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus


The land lies like sodden clumps of wool as winter inexorably crawls towards spring and the hope of warmth tantalisingly held out like an olive branch. This has been a winter of winters, unseen for decades, with icy winds and robust storms aplenty. I took shelter for the most part, unlike previous years when winter seemed more like autumn, which seemed like summer.

This winter has left an indelible mark on me like no other. It offered me reflection and hallowed retreat from the tempest. I have waited for emergence like a chrysalis opening to the world, seeking sacred islands with new eyes. Soon the clumps will dry. I will breathe deeply of August, knowing that its waters gift my spring.

The ground is floating
heaven's tears washing my feet
the sun is smiling

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Filed under awareness, bush walking, Haibun, Haiku, life, nature, poem, quote

28 responses to “Knowing – Haibun – by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Your haiku reminds us there light even in the darkness of winter.

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  2. Beverly Crawford

    Nothing more peaceful than the sound of a babbling brook. Thank you for sharing it, along with your very descriptive haibun.

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  3. Amy

    Weather has been unpreditable in many parts of the world. August is here now. 🙂

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  4. Love this, Paul. Wonderful images, and haiku.

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  5. Yes, thank goodness for sunshine and goodness! 🙂

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  6. Yes, getting set for spring!

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  7. You are using wonderful metaphors. Very delicious to read. Thank you, Paul! Enjoy a beautiful rest of the week. xx Michael

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  8. A kaleidescope of evocative images portray this August transitioning to Spring! Bravo!

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  9. Beautiful words Paul.

    Haven’t seen you for a while. Hope you are doing good. Take care

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  10. Charis Counselling

    I love this poem too – I am still struggling to see any sign of spring for which I long


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