Are We Listening? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: from spring 2018, Leda Nature Reserve, Everlastings in full bloom. (One or two rains and the bush comes alive)

“The forest makes your heart gentle, You become one with it … No place for greed or anger there.” Pha Pachak

Are We Listening?

Do winds come to die, or the 
ocean exhaust itself upon the shore,
are trees silent before the storms of
humanity, does grass wither?
You might think it if you took no time 
to stop and listen, for trees speak in
silences and grass always regenerates,
while oceans shout in their return,
winds take time to rest and even the
soil speaks if we would but listen.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under awareness, bush walking, Country, environment, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, quote

22 responses to “Are We Listening? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So powerful and so true. Love it.💕

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Lovely and Mind Pleasing photo.
    Poem totally tells the power and beauty of Nature!

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  3. The rolled out grass in this new complex is growing and bright green…lovely♥️

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. I love this poem of hope. We ARE capable of listening.

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  5. Natures quiet voice , eco 🌿

    Liked by 4 people

  6. In the busyness of life, we must take time to listen to nature’s voices.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. “if we would but listen” Lovely poem, Paul. ❤

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  9. lync56

    So so true – beautifully written challenge to return to listening


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  10. That is so true. We just need to stop, listen and be aware of the beautiful creation all around us.

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