Observe The Birds – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: the White-browed Scrub Wren, the Australian Museum.

“Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.” Douglas Coupland

Observe The Birds

The scrub wrens came as a breeze,
squeaking and wafting through the
base of the shrubs, while the 
New Hollands danced along the top,
the fairy wrens flittered through the 
middle following their familiar trail,
the silvereyes falling through them 
like gentle rain, and for a moment we're 
enthralled, delighted by dance and song,
but soon they move on till their afternoon
run, where we wait to be entertained and
to learn to see what goes on.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, nature, poem, quote

48 responses to “Observe The Birds – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love this poem. I don’t know any of the birds you mention, but I understand it perfectly in “my birds”. Hurrah for universal poetry!

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  2. Had to look up silvereyes. I can see how they got their name. A lovely poem, Paul Vincent.

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  3. I love birds and if you saw my house you’d be convinced😄😄

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. It is such a healing to us to watch the birds

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  5. birdwatching is lots of fun!

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  6. I’m a big fan of birds….and watching them!

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  7. Birds are delightful to watch. It is the mating season here, and cardinals are singing in the woods around us. ❤ Thank you for a lovely poem, Paul!

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  8. Charis Counselling

    So beautifully accurate to our daily meditation of the birds


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  9. A delightful poem and a wonderful quote as well, Paul. I also referred to Ms Google and it seems your silvereyes are related to our white-eyes. Sweet little birds, I often see them in the garden.

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  10. I love to watch the birds and listen to them sing and chatter.

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  11. My favourite subject matter – exquisitely described.

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  12. As I love nature and write about birds too this poem is for me. Thank you.


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  13. What a visceral wonderfully crafted poem. I love it.

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  14. I know the feeling. Observing the birds is such a joy.

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  16. I love watching the birds…

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