Thanks For Today – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Frank is hosting the Haibun with an invitation to give thanks.

dVerse Poets – Haibun – Giving Thanks

Photo: a bobtailed lizard on its regular journey around the house.

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” William Shakespeare

Thanks For Today

Today was an honest day, one of those hard slog days to make something happen that has waited in abeyance for all the right things to fall into place. The creation of a centre-piece pond that one day soon will be home to koi and lotus. A perfect place to rest awhile and reflect, to find a sit-spot and draw near.

I was engrossed in my tasks, but nature interrupted me. The flutter of a honeyeater next to me working the tree, a diving beetle below me ever hunting, some blue-banded bees stirring the nectar with great care, and a bobtailed lizard sneaking past across the horizon, checking up on me. I drifted into this vista and paused to reflect and give thanks for these precious gifts and the richness of this moment.

one more paving brick
my stack is getting much thinner
diving beetle smiles.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


Filed under awareness, Gardening, Haibun, Haiku, life, nature

33 responses to “Thanks For Today – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Thanks for the ” words-picture “!

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  2. You have some fat looking lizards, the ones in Florida are much skinnier.

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  3. Lovely but Iโ€™m sure about the visitors

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  4. A great haibun Paul. Don’t you just love those interruptions in life. Times to make you smile… to stop and reflect… and be thankful!

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  5. Beverly Crawford

    It is the simple things about us that bring great pleasure, if we take time to take notice. Well said.

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  6. I love everything about your haibun, from beginning to end!

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  7. A task to do (looks great ๐Ÿ™‚ and some entertaining distractions make a satisfying day!

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  8. Sounds like you had a lovely day. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. such a delightful capture of being in the present, good job well done!

    A great way to earth yourself ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Lovely poem. I love such natural interruptions. They help me to see and fell what i miss otherwise.


  11. It was lovely to share that little slice of your life, Paul. I’m sure your pond will attract many more small visitors. ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ‹

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  12. So surprise, first time seeing this special skin lizard ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  13. Paul, this is so brilliant in its simplicity. I love it.


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  14. Charis Counselling

    So beautiful – you transported me to this space of yours



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