Flowing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: the flow of water causing impromptu cascades as water runs down Bluff Knoll.



A cascade of love
not withheld
but welling up as
living water
as we held hands
and you said yes
and our eyes spoke
of never being salmon.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, love, nature, poem, relationship

55 responses to “Flowing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ennle Madresan

    I was so WOW’d, caught up in the love and romance–and then the ending illustrated a grand truth: that love and romance which lasts, includes humor. BRAVO!!

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  2. So beautiful — and then funny! Thank you Paul. Great post.
    ps: my birthday is tomorrow (April 4). So excited.

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  3. “not withheld” … beautiful expressed … loved the end, too! 🙂

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  4. lol you loving clown, well written and welcome to the world of dVerse 🙂

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  5. love the photo, the gradient in the steps makes a difference to the strength and flow. your last line caught me by surprise, i love the humour when in love, pulls each other closer when sharing laughter like this makes me feel

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  6. I like the combination of salmon, living water and a cascade of love.

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  7. This is beautiful Paul, and I love the salmon metaphor representing remaining faithful o a promise. Very cool!

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  8. To not be salmon… love it, it’s a surprise and then I thought of what being salmon would mean. leaving for the sea and then knowing it was a promise of fidelity.

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  9. No being salmon, as in, go swimming upstream, no turning back. There may be several times, even many, that we will be asked to take a leap of faith. Into love is the greatest.

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  10. Lovely flow and what came of it!! 😀

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  11. lync56

    Once you explained it – it is a great poem


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