Community Soup – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Mish is hosting the Haibun with an invitation to write about soup.

dVerse Poets – Haibun – Soups On


“There ain’t no point in making soup unless others eat it.” Kate DiCamillo

Community Soup

How does one make soup? Ingredients, of course, and thoughts run to vegetables, meats, spices and herbs, and ways of blending, concocting, adapting them. And not forgetting to add some fresh bread, preferably thick, toasted and buttered. But that is not the whole, that is not the recipe, that is not soup. There’s more to soup than liquid.

Take some invitations and gather a table round. Add a dash of greetings, kisses, hugs and handshakes. Add some humour and wine, fold in strands of conversation and pursue a line of two. One must listen between the lines. rejoice with those doing well, hold those who are struggling, engage the quiets ones. Encourage, communicate, celebrate. Be present. That’s by whole soup.

Vegetables washed
pungent spices bathe the air
conversation grows.

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Filed under awareness, community, Haibun, poem, quote

28 responses to “Community Soup – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is incredibly heart warming … not to mention tummy warming.

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  2. If some of the guests had chances to bathe, the air might be less pungent. Reminds me of the children’s book, Stone Soup.

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  3. I love it! Soup as fellowship, of course!!

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  4. I like your soup recipe.

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  5. Lovely!! I love this wholistic approach.

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  6. Love this thought… the spice is the company really.

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  7. Both sides of this soup, nutritious in every way. Love the first part and the second part even moreso. The haiku is a great wrap up . Love this!!


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  8. This is beautiful. I especially like your description of pursuing between the lines, taking the soup to a whole new level of warmth.

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  9. This is so tummy, as well as, heart warming.

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  10. lync56

    I love this poem and the feelings of community connection in the sharing of soup – maybe our direction next year??


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