Monthly Archives: May 2019

I Dare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night

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I Dare

To close the door
I close myself,
hinged on a thin
premise of protection
against your congealed words,
While yet sowing
Seeds of destruction,
Calloused,
ridged against
the pain,
and shutting out the world,
but the pain lingers,
festers,
until once again
I dare to open that door,
and so, to open myself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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Nature’s Restorative – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Walking and Observing

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Photo: Bunbury Wetlands

Nature’s Restorative

Piano out on the street
with a delightful sound,
suits on the run,
and my nose tells me the way
of temptation to caffeine,
while the envy of all
a Triumph growls,
a bicycle squeaks,
shop doors glide open
willing me in,
and I notice
there’s less gum on the
pavement these days,
but of all the sights and sounds
I would trade them every one
for a wander round the park
with nature’s restorative all.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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Juicy And Sweet – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Delicious – Word of the Day

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Juicy And Sweet

The blanket laid
we fed each other strawberries
dipped in vermouth,
juicy peaches too
and other metaphors,
there were honey cakes,
you smiled as you swirled
a spoon in the jar
drizzling honey more
and your lips glistened
they were so pleasurable
and sweet.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Spacious – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs – Weekly Challenge

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Spacious

I once caught fire with indignation
why me?
I sweat some thoughts
with mangled mind
but nothing changed,
my mind a cinema
of replayed plots and plans,
and when I finally did let go
what once seemed weak
now felt strong
a paradox of vision,
acceptance is a messy game
both simple and complex
and yet
perceived,
the losers prize
now a brave new world
so spacious I can breathe.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Not Finished – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Dominate – Word of the Day

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Photo: smithsonianmag.com  The surface of Mars.

The irony is, but of course, that there are plans to colonise Mars at enormous cost to study its physical qualities, albeit, why it is uninhabitable. One of my private and sobering fantasies, is that we were already there and have wrecked it!

 

Not Finished

Like gluttons
we landed in paradise
and stripped it bare,
then we spied another
called earth,
we’re not finished yet
but we’re nearly done.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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Fulfilled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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Image provided by Willow Poetry

 

Fulfilled

She wasn’t like others
to maunder through life,
she took each day with purpose and,
while it all made such sense to her,
it was a puzzle to everyone else,
her lines were not always straight
yet, mysteriously, they fitted together
and what was most pleasing of all,
she always felt fulfilled,
renewed and complete.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Gachette – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Gadget – VJs Weekly Challenge 49

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Gachette

We fitted easily
like two well oiled cogs
in a fine instrument
always in sync and,
her catch-piece
has always been
the warmth
behind her smile.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: Gachette, French – catch-piece of a mechanism, Gache – staple of a lock – origin of the word gadget.

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Bewitching Red – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Charming – Word of the Day

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Bewitching Red

Bewitching
delectable creature,
there upon that forest trail
she left me moon eyed
and howling for more,
then, begging her leave,
claimed an appointment to keep,
whispering something
about her grandma
and an axe to grind.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Who? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Ghazal – dVerse Poetry – Poetry Form

The invitation at dVerse is to write a Ghazal, you can learn more by following the link above.

 

Who?

Pale wings of the ibis so translucent in the light,
who of the gods opened the heavens to light?

No mist in the morning, the warmth means rain,
who closed the windows shuttering all light?

The tavern was crowded with the usual faces,
their sorrows drowned though the beer light.

Canine telegraphs excite across the valley,
who called through the dimming light?

And I, Paul, am surprised tonight,
a wisp of lace, my beloved so light.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Expression – 321 Quote Me

 

With thanks to The Bag Lady for tagging me in Rory’s 321 Quote Me.

 

Post two quotes on the topic of the day  and choose three bloggers who will quote and tag three more bloggers.

Topic today: Expression.

My choice of quotes :

 

“Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.” Evelyn Waugh

 

“Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.” Gunter Grass

 

My nominees are: Tessa, Nidhi, and Jenna

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity Is Catching!

Sunnies My Bunnies – Happiness and sunshine

The Sunshine Artist

 

Paul, pvcann.com

 

 

 

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