As Love Awakens – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Friday – Decorated

“The henna on her hand, smells of his love.”  Lonely Bear


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As Love Awakens

To waken
where she’s always wakened,
just once more, before
her beloved enfolds her in his world,
the smells and sensation of this
moment will last long into memory,
the henna carrying more than its sum,
a cipher for waiting and longing
and pointing to a tear
that rends the heart, just as
it promises adventure,
soon the paste will dry,
it will fade and blur,
but not her love, her love
decorates her heart,
her love will shine
as she awakens.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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26 responses to “As Love Awakens – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. so sweet and beautiful gesture shared.

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  2. Wonderful written Paul! Very amazing. Have a beautiful weekend. Michael

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  3. Henna actually symbolises all that. So nicely written 💙

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  4. I’m so jealous of your words. You write beautifully. 🙂

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  5. I will never understand why people disfigure themselves by covering their bodies with tattoos.

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  6. This was simply beautiful!!

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  7. Very nice ekphrastic poem!

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  8. lync56

    Beautiful words once again – the image is amazing too


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