To Notice Is The Thing – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Linda is hosting the Haibun with an invitation to write about Late Spring.

dVerse Poets – Haibun – Late Spring

Image by Michael Siebert from Pixabay

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” Neltje Blanchan

To Notice Is The Thing

Perhaps is wasn’t the first of September, rather, sometime later in spring that I noticed green shoots all around me. An awareness crept slowly to mind, though I felt it longer than I thought it. I was overcome with the warmth of the sun and the light seemed to add a clarity previously absent.

It was as if I had been taken by spring, embodied. I was in that moment hopeful. Imagine, if the old plum tree flourished then surely all would be well. It was that kind of feeling. I wanted to touch the earth so plunged my hands into the soil. It was like that moment you enter a cafe and all the smells hit you at once. Here was abundance, here was potential. Here life could be planted and reaped once again.

Looking everywhere
even in the towns of mourn
seeds of hope blossom

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Gardening, Haibun, Haiku, life, nature, quote

18 responses to “To Notice Is The Thing – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is simply stunning, Paul. So glad you joined in.

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  2. Very cool…the scents of nature

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  3. It was like that moment you enter a cafe and all the smells hit you at once. 

    fantastic, Paul!


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  4. I can really feel how life-giving spring can be in your words.

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  5. beautiful picture and haiku Paul. 💞

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  6. I LOVE this haibun! You’ve captured the experience beautifully.

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  7. lync56

    Such a beautiful poem – can we jump straight to spring?



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