You Are – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille

De at dVerse has invited us to use the word crack in a quadrille. In Ireland (whence came my ancestors) crack, or craic means fun or fun friend (and a host of other allied meanings).




“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”  Helen Keller

You Are

By the river the cafe
near the garden with us
in the midst of the crowd
you danced liquid,
your eyes laughing
before your lips,
the sun reflecting your smile
and warming my heart,
and, for all the world,
you’re such a good craic.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, love, poem, Quadrille, quote, relationship

42 responses to “You Are – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “you danced liquid” – what a nice phrase!

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  2. Is that like “life of the party”?

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  3. Love love LOVE learning a new meaning to a word. Thank you! And I adore this phraseology: “you danced liquid” Gah. That’s just fantastic.

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  4. Love your definition! Its amazing well said. Best wishes, Michael

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  5. This is wonderful Paul- I love ‘your eyes laughing before your lips.’

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  6. Beverly Crawford

    A happy interlude, well described.

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  7. blindzanygirl

    Wow! FULL of the most delicious phrases. Lovely

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  8. Nice line: “the sun reflecting your smile”

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  9. beautiful warm craic 😍

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  10. Lovely, it creates such a warmth–and “you danced liquid” is wonderful. And thanks for a new meaning of crack or “craic.”

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  11. “you danced liquid” – Gorgeous image, Paul.

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  12. There is nothing better than friendship (and more) the liquid dance and that image is wonderful

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  13. Beautiful piece. Your writing is so fluid and eloquent.

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  14. Congratulations, thank you sharing your lovely thoughts ❤️

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