It Is In Loving – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Polyptoton

At dVerse Poets Frank has invited us to use a Polyptoton in a poem. One example that comes to mind is from the well known ‘Prayer of St. Francis’ and the line “To be understood as to understand.” Or where the word form doesn’t change as in the Beatle’s “Please, please me ….”




“This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

It Is In Loving

There is no price
where love is known,
a value beyond all values,
you cannot capture
and make prisoner your desire,
love is not in subjugation,
purchase or control,
that is not love at all,
rather, it is in loving
that we are loved.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under challenge, Free Verse, life, poem, Quadrille, quote, self-development

33 responses to “It Is In Loving – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Good advice. I like your polyptotons on love and value.

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  2. Rob Kistner

    Such a beautiful poem Paul — bravo!

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  3. Absolutely! So simply and beautifully expressed.

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  4. Love can only be given… but never be taken.

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  5. Beverly Crawford

    Wise thoughts on love.

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  6. “you cannot capture
    and make prisoner your desire,”

    Wonderful poem, Paul!

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  7. ❤ Your poem brought this song to mind:

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  8. A difficult concept for some – beautifully stated, Paul

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  9. Love it! A great intro – Rilke quote – too. 🙂 Best wishes, Michael

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  10. lync56

    Beautiful – thank you for the example and explanation of Polyptoton


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  11. Beautiful. Love begets love.


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