Nature Reflecting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Oak Park, a wetland reserve between Goomalling and Wongan Hills.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of things.” Henry Miller (Probably riffing on Marcel Proust’s comment)

Nature Reflecting

Nature took a photograph
and held it steady for me to see
how water is contemplative,
reflecting what it sees in its
moments of undistracted, centred, 
stillness, embracing the beauty of
all its surrounds, holding the sacred 
space of song and winter's leafy
bounty, that I might rejoice in the
conversation we subsequently
engaged with deep, silent passion.

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

31 responses to “Nature Reflecting – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful image and words to match, Paul.

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  2. Engaging with deep silent and Mind pleasing passion!
    Most pleasant moments in the daily life!

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  3. That is sheer brilliance saying that, “Water is contemplative reflecting what it sees”, I love that Paul.

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  4. Amy

    Beautifully poem, Paul. The image goes nicely with your words.

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  5. Delightfully mindful, Paul. What a beautiful place. 🙂

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  6. I love it when nature takes a photograph for me to contemplate! Thank you for the reminder.

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  7. Proust now? I tried “thrice”. Never made it past page 30 or 40. Will they take away my Frog passport?

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  8. Genuinely love this one and can relate so well. Water is one of those things in nature I am so drawn to. Nature in and of itself is such a good place for a writer’s reflection

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  9. Nice to catch up on some reading of your blog since away for a while.

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