A Hoping Of Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille

Lilian at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) using the word glow (or a form of that word).

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Photo: Sunrise over the Blackwood River.


“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”  Jack London.


A Hoping Of Love

Myths and legends come and go,
holding a place to stand,
a refuge lurking beneath
the tinsel of time
should it be needed,
to heal the wounds
encrusting the heart,
by unwrapping the self
as a vulnerable gift
of glow,
a hoping of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, Quadrille, quote

24 responses to “A Hoping Of Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Just learned about a new form of poetry–a quadrille, I’ll have to try it sometime. Do you have a word to suggest? Thanks.

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  2. Hope is love
    when time gives us dreams
    what can materialize
    through the magic of these days …

    Thank you for everything you give us everyday,
    those spiritual states in which love
    it gives the shine of words among phrases!

    Happy Holidays! Thank you!


  3. Very nice

    Sent from my iPad


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  4. A candle’s glow
    Streetlights through snow
    Hitting our faces
    As we wander slow
    Smelling the scent
    Of fir and pine
    On windows, doors
    And one street sign
    Ringing bells
    Sound in our ears
    Accompanying the carolers
    As they draw near
    Christmas shortly to arrive
    Hope’s glow will surive.

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  5. lync56

    This is such a beautiful poem of love – I love the image too


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  6. Certainly will. Thanks for your very kind words, Paul.

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  8. Nice alliteration and sense in this phrase: “the tinsel of time”


  9. Wonderful written. Meets the time perfect. Thank you so much, Paul! Have a wonderful week. Michael

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  10. Wonderful piece for the season Paul.

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  11. So glad you posted to the prompt! I’m just wrapping up my reading of all the “glowing” posts….most especially love the words “the tinsel of time” — shining moments 🙂

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