Flowing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Cascade – dVerse Poets – Poetics


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.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


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

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

  1. Surprise ending! ๐Ÿ˜„

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

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  4. “not withheld” … beautiful expressed … loved the end, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. lol you loving clown, well written and welcome to the world of dVerse ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Lovely flow and what came of it!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. lync56

    Once you explained it – it is a great poem


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