Bathe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Water, Water Everywhere

Taken in 2018 at the end of winter, the upper section of the Margaret River as it crosses a road.



She purifies
as she runs down my body
in rivulets unprescribed
by orthodoxy
unconfined by any
but her own ancient
ways of caress
that runs deeply
through my
dry soul.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, life, love, poem, Spirituality

47 responses to “Bathe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Loved the sound of the water to accompany your poem. It enhances the lines “runs deepy through my dry soul” – beautiful.

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  2. ilonapulianauskaite

    🤗very beautiful🤗

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  3. A beautiful poem, love the background link you’ve chosen for it.

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  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Lovely water sound to go with with words Paul, a soothing poem.

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  5. What a beautiful and visual poem!

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  6. Beautiful words and sounds!

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  7. So beautiful and vivid!❤️

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  8. Loved the perspevtive and essence of this write Paul. Engaging to read… it flows!


  9. I like how the dry soul is bathed.

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  10. This is deep, Paul. It could be physical, metaphysical, sensual, I guess no single interpretation is wrong or right.

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  11. I couldn’t hear your recitation in the video over the flowing water… (:

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  12. This is a spiritual and sensual read. Love it and the sound of water.


  13. Ennle Madresan

    Breath-stoppingly beautiful.


  14. Your words are music, Paul. (My response is a bit soppy I know). But, oh well, go with the flow.

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  15. Beautiful poem with beautiful visual and audio!

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  16. Lovely poem. My favorite words are “unconfined by any
    but her own ancient
    ways”. Love the liquid movement of your lines.

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  17. beautifully vivid, she bathes us all 🙂

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  18. lync56

    Beautiful evocative


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  19. Your words are a visual treat!

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