Unforgettable – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Ripening – VJs Weekly Challenge 63


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“I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.” Susan Sarandon


There’s nothing quite like a fine aged red
with full bodied flavour,
notes of fruit and chocolate
smooth, smoky oak,
with a velvety texture,
elegant, and goes with many things,
whereas, though a young wine entices,
it is a little presumptuous
though thoroughly drinkable
but not ready to be memorable,
ripe, yet unsophisticated,
whereas an aged wine is an
unforgettable experience
ripening in the memory,
a vintage of desire.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under challenge, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

50 responses to “Unforgettable – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I totally agree, Paul! Wonderful.

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  2. “ripening in memory, a vintage of desire” there’s an unforgettable line, Paul. Your poem is wonderful, especially as tribute to the aged “wine”.

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  3. Love the quotation – and I concur. Yes, we are like fine wine – having aged with just the right ingredients, to perfection….or so we like to think, lol.

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  4. As now in the seventh decade of life, I must heartily concur!

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  5. a delightful description of women 🙂

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  6. Zael Sealing

    Oh Wowza, what a fine poem this is!! And I like Sarandon’s quote–I’m fond of her…she’s a great actress, definitely “fine wine”.

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  7. That is a beautiful description, Paul!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lync56

    Clever and beautiful


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