As To Depth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi

As To Depth

Everyone digs differently,
a pathology of sorts,
some stand upright,
others lean in,
some plunge while
others lightly tread 
in the spade.

As to depth
its anyone's guess,
but I always try to go deep
to air the soil  and loosen the sod,
my rhythm is well honed;
I can feel the pull, the turns,
the heave and heft,
in every muscle mine.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, Gardening, life, nature, poem, quote

6 responses to “As To Depth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Have you lived in clay soil??😂

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  2. I love the physicality of this one.

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  3. lync56

    Beautiful poem – I see you turning soil with such expertise and speed and the same in going deep into self – thoughts ideas and philosophies



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