To Put Away My Eyes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: one of the many nature reserves around Augusta and the Blackwood River this one has the grand title of No. 8437.

“The earth has music for those who listen.” William Shakespeare

To Put Away My Eyes

To put away my eyes for a moment
and take in the sounds underneath,
to let go the synthesis of shoe and fabric
my internal words so loud and allow the 
trees to soften the noise, making way for 
sounds of life, tinkling water, creaking bows, 
leaves pattering to the ground, birds warbling,
insects buzzing to and fro, all singing into
this moment where meaning is irrelevant but
everything is understood.


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37 responses to “To Put Away My Eyes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Fully present 🌱 eco

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  2. Such a sensory experience!

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  3. Nature is amazing and grounding. Nice poetry.

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  4. Wonderfully meditative.

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  5. deep into the sounds of awareness …. love it. 😍

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  7. The earth does have music given to us by the great musician, God.
    Love it

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  8. Amy

    Thank you for sharing this special moment, Paul.

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  9. A beautiful mindfulness poem. I also found it to be a perfect description of the “forest breathing” which is finally taking hold in my forested area. Thanks for sharing.
    Julie

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  10. The beauty of nature, where meaning is irrelevant but everything is understood.

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  11. This is beautiful. It reminds me of time on mountains when we were not making any noise but nature was not resting.

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  12. I love this poem!!! It sings to me.

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  13. Charis Counselling

    You transported me to this place in your poem – reminding me of the sensual experiences of this forrest

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