You Lie – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?




You Lie

You want me
to lie down with you
in that watery grave.
but you lie to me of
such voluptuary,
with naked invitation
and I am so tempted
save for the deafness of steel,
this wall between your song
and my uncertainty.
For now
I’m content to savour your gifts
and I shall dream of you more,

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under boats, life, love, Mythology, poem

31 responses to “You Lie – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    I love your interpretation of this photo Paul. Pleasant dreams to a sailor.

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  2. I loved the way you have used the same word with two different meanings.

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  3. Loved this! Wonderfully written!🙌

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  4. We were on the same wavelength with this, Paul. Mine comes out tomorrow.

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  5. I love that your poems send me scurrying for a dictionary! Love the image too.

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  6. forbidden love with lies …

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  7. Beautifully written Paul 🙂


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  9. Hopefully after dreaming one wakes to a pleasant reality.
    Some Merfolk have been known to ‘transform’ after they have lured their prey…


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