There She Was – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse – Poetics – Temperature



“Licence my roving hands …”  John Donne


There She Was

Where paths lead,
the abiding question
niggling at my core,
river bend
or river pool stroll
and so it was,
waterhens idled
and the water was velvet
under the spell of lilies
those sirens of fertility,
and there she was
nymph arising,
my mantra
lead me not …,
bursting into flames as
her eyes called.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under bush walking, Country, Free Verse, love, poem, romance

39 responses to “There She Was – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. a rising water nymph would certainly raise the temperature of many!

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  2. Nice lines: “under the spell of lilies
    those sirens of fertility,”

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  3. Very smooth, sensual

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  4. This is a beautiful sensuous bit of writing Paul — excellent!

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  5. Lovely and sensual Paul!

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  6. Amy

    So very beautiful, Paul.

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  7. There she was, Manfred Mann – Doo Wah Diddy Diddy.

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  8. Sounds like a Norman Lindsay scene … well done!

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  9. Once again a wonderful romantic poem. Honoring the beauty of women. Michael

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  10. Beautiful poem, Paul! I love you used the word “niggling”. 🙂

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  11. Love the seduction in this … the quote too! And, how “niggling” brings the feeling to life.

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  12. lync56

    Wow beautiful and evocative


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  13. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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