Recipe For disaster – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Recipe – V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #28

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Photo: foodloversrecipes.com

 

 

Recipe For Disaster

There was no baking powder,
so I added a cupful of ego or two,
dropped in some overconfidence and,
added a dash of not listening,
some overthinking drops,
even though they were out of date,
it didn’t mix well,
faring worse in cooking.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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There Was No Donkey – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Royal – Word of the Day

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Photo: unsplash.com  – a Classic Royal Enfield

There Was No Donkey

They set off from Nazareth
where love always hurts,
and it did because Mary was pregnant
and not yet married,
it was complicated,
as life always is,
but tongues wagged nonetheless.
The overlords were holding a census,
typical bureaucrats,
and so to Bethlehem they were headed
to be registered.
But there was no donkey,
cept on Christmas cards,
as poetic licensing can do.
No, this child to be,
of royal blood,
deserved a true steed,
so Joseph kick-started
an Enfield so Royal,
they made it to the inn by supper,
and all were in awe,
even the angels.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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As I Crave You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Wish – Word of the Day

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Photo: unsplash.com

“To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.” Jane Austen, ‘Sense and Sensibility’

 

As I Crave You

My hope was tame,
too timid to hold me
as my longing felt as my feelings
were being pulled as cable from a shaft.
I’m dizzy,
and in my desire,
virtues fall away as old faded posters,
as time yellows waiting,
and the winds of expectation
push through me.
My longing is pregnant,
shamelessly exposed,
as I crave you,
as I crave you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Christmas Tag 2018

The Bag Lady

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A big thank you to The Bag Lady for tagging me in this Christmas quiz. If you haven’t already, then you must check out her wonderful and diverse blog.

The rules

You must thank the person who nominated you.
Link back to the nominating blog and use the graphic provided.
Answer the questions.
Nominate three people or more if you like.
Given the nominees 10 questions to answer (or use the previous ones).

The Questions For Me

1. How do you celebrate Christmas?
A. We have a mixture of responses to Christmas, simple gifts usually charity based offerings (buying something for a developing community), a very simple meal these days (it’s usually hot here 30 – 38 C), Mass has been part of my life for as long as I can remember as a celebration. Gathering with family and friends. Conversation is the main feature and there’s always good wine and whiskey.

2. Do you have a favourite Christmas carol or hymn?
A. Yes, O Come, O come, Emmanuel – this version by Folk Angel (Enya too)


3. Do you like snow?
A. Yes, I grew up with it in England, technically there’s no snow where I live now, but I’m not sure I want to live with it again.

4. What is your favourite contemporary song?
A. ‘Joy To The World’ as sung by the late Aretha Franklin.

5. What does your Christmas dinner table look like?
A. Lunch is more the Aussie focus with salads and cold meats for us, good wine, craft beers. Dinner, also mainly salads, comes with pudding and/or Christmas cake if anyone has room.

6. What is your favourite Christmas memory?
A. So many. An early one was that my dirt poor parents had saved for Christmas one year and I got a railway set which I know now cost a fair bit.

7. If you could take a paid two week break this time of year, what would you do and why?
A. I generally do take that break and we catch up with friends and family as this is a fabulous time here for lunching and BBQs and lounging over conversation.

8. Do you have a favourite Christmas book or piece of literature?
A. ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.

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9. Is there a Christmas movie that you don’t like?
A. No.

10. Do you have a favourite Christmas special?
A. In the past – Dr. Who Christmas specials, but they moved them to new year.

 

Questions For Nominees

1. How do you celebrate Christmas?
2. Say something about your earliest Christmas memory.
3. What is your favourite Christmas Carol?
4. What is your favourite Christmas movie?
5. Do you have a favourite Christmas story or piece of literature?
6. What would be the perfect Christmas for you?
7. What is your favourite contemporary Christmas song?
8. What is your favourite Christmas dish?
9. If you could have a paid two week vacation at this time, what would you do and why?
10. Is there something you don’t like about Christmas?

 

My Tags  (If you can’t – no pressure)

Musings

Giggles & Tales

Katherine’s Blog

 

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All Tangled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Commitment – Word of the Day

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“A fish and a bird may indeed fall in love, but where shall they live.” Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Committed, A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage’

 

 

All Tangled

Love is a many complexed thing,
a tangled exploration
of feelings on a threshold privately held,
and to speak it would be to unravel the
mystery unspeakable,
the conundrum of aching, longing,
a certain uncertainty,
shades between black and white,
that hold me fast.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Symbiosis

Friday foto fun – leaves

 

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Fig leaves – but they are part of a fig seedling growing out of a Cape Lilac Tree – wonderful symbiosis which is not even normal.

 

 

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In You We Awaken – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Incongruous – Word of the Day

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Photo: Henrik Sorenson (Getty Images) from the Huffington Post.

In You We Awaken

They said you didn’t fit in,
that you really didn’t belong,
like some grotesque gargoyle,
an adornment out of kilter,
an inconvenient incongruity
in this smooth place,
where the nightmare of sameness
put a spell on us,
and stole the outside part of our box.
But you were different,
colour to our black and white,
and that made you fit all the more,
as the paradox we needed.
You were our conscience,
our inspiration,
an awakening.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Disordered In Fact – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Seasonal – 5 Lines

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Photo: unsplash.com

 

Disordered In Fact

We agreed on this much,
that the seasons were changing, disordered in fact,
more snow, more rain, more heat than before,
new seasons were evolving,
but, out of fear, we chose ignorance over facts.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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To Drink You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Stimulating – Word of the Day

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Photo: pixabay.com

 

To Drink You

I held you with such care,
and caressed you,
you smelt so good,
felt so warm,
as you do every morning.
And, some days
I just want a double shot of you,
not so frothy,
hot and beautifully layered,
plenty to take in,
and I’m going to drink you
all the way,
just after I’ve finished this coffee.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Agreed At Our Center – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Connect – RDP

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Photo: thebridalbox.com

 

 

Agreed At Our Center

Sometimes I know what you’re thinking,
then I wonder that I’m hearing what you’re saying,
I wonder too what you’re not saying,
or if you’d say anything at all in this moment,
but I do know this,
we’re agreed at our center of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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