In The Betweenness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Skippy Rocks, Cape Leeuwin, one of my favourite places.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank

In The Betweenness

In the betweenness of sea and shore
there was an ear that listened as a door,
to all that ebbed and flowed along the way,
the ins and outs of the long trodden bay.

In the edgeness of tree and plain,
there was a forest tree loving rain,
miming philosophies of significance,
drawing attention to her hopeful dance.

In the drop between peak and valley
lies a cave of eyes looking to rally,
the emergence of a long held dream,
many answers to fateful anthropocene.

In the imperceptible gap between fear and love,
swims a peaceful olive branch bearing dove,
who arcs across the world rather than fly,
casting spells of healing for us to ply.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under ecology, environment, life, nature, passion, poem, quote

14 responses to “In The Betweenness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love this, particularly the last stanza!

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  2. I loved how your words took me into the depths of nature and healing. Thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This one got through to me. Paul, thanks. It had me thinking, dreaming and hoping.

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  4. lync56

    Wow what an amazing poem – I so loved this one


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