Read Your Maille

Panoply – RDP

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Read Your Maille

Complete,
needing no one,
guarding every fibre of your being,
impenetrable,
your body chained,
protected against the words
that might one day creep under your maille,
and steal your distance,
bring you close
and expose the wound of love
you cannot bear to feel.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: Chainmail is derived from the French ‘Maille’ which is in turn derived from the Latin ‘Macula’ (meaning mesh or net). Chainmail is thought to have been invented by the Celts before the 5th century AD.

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

11 Comments

Filed under history, life, love, poetry, Quadrille

11 responses to “Read Your Maille

  1. ah writing about me again, thanks!

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  2. And ‘maillot’ (little mail ) in French means speedos!

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  3. Maillot is also a women’s one-piece swimsuit, but I also never connected the words. Interesting!

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  4. Wow..paul thanks for sharing the origin of this word.

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