Doing What I Can – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” Tom Hiddleston

Doing What I Can

The garden is many things and
not least a teacher in the art of life,
the spider building patiently in a breeze,
ants forming lines of communication,
birds gathering fibres for nesting
one beak-full at a time over a morning,
the apricot tree still letting go its
autumn gold so slowly in the rain,
me pulling weeds methodically
so that energy is conserved,
all the while reminding myself
that life is all about taking time,
doing what I can, when I can,
taking small steps and rejoicing 
in the little things.

Copyright 2022 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ๏ธ 


Filed under awareness, ecology, Free Verse, Gardening, life, quote

28 responses to “Doing What I Can – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Amy

    Wise words, Paul. The garden is many things, indeed.

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  2. Such a beautiful morning smell the flowers and coffee Sunday morning poem sermon Paul.
    Thank you!

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  3. Excellent use of metaphor in your poem!

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  4. Nature is such a good teacher

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  5. Beautiful reflection.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Yes! โ€œRejoice in little things!โ€


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  8. lync56

    Mmmm beautiful to be taken into the garden by your poem


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