Our Carnival

Carnival – Word of the Day


Masquerade by Johanna Rohrbough – Pinterest


Our Carnival

I felt your presence in the madding crowd,
your hand sought mine
in the whirl of dance and blur of sounds.
And out of the bacchanalian chaos came stillness,
as the crowd swept over us,
round us,
beyond us,
and we were alone in eye of the storm.
Your energy radiated
as if you were the carnival incarnate,
and your mask could not hide
the intention in your eyes.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under love, poetry, romance

34 responses to “Our Carnival

  1. Archangel White Wolf

    This is fantastic thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. You paint the scene so well with your words…building anticipation.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Masks and masquerade… I keep meaning to write a story on this theme, I’ve made notes and everything….

    Liked by 3 people

  4. This is so elegant! I so admire your writing!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Love the blending of the pic and the imagery of your words 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Paul, you made an awesome video of the scene with your powerful and descriptive words!! I loved your lines – “and your mask could not hide
    the intention in your eyes.” I’m gong to have to add this seed of inspiration to my Word Bank! Thanks for sharing this!! Bellissimo, My Friend, Bellissimo!

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  7. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Don’t Miss – OUR CARNIVAL

    Liked by 2 people

  8. lync56

    You paint such beautiful pictures and feelings and emotions with your words


    Liked by 2 people

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