Sweet Caress – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Saturday – Water


A natural onsen, or Japanese bath, this one of many hot spring baths.


“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”  Sylvia Plath


Sweet Caress

A sweet caress
seeping into my flesh,
down to the bone of
my deepest self,
held, cradled so gently,
washed for life
in this cure of souls,
my spirit liberated,
lifted as I am lifted
into new realms,
a descent of ascent
to clarity.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, nature, poem, Quadrille, quote, Spirituality

21 responses to “Sweet Caress – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. blindzanygirl

    Ah yes!


  2. Your poem recreates the restorative feeling of a hot bath very effectively.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. I could feel myself immersed in the warm restorative waters!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I could feel your words Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Amy

    a descent of ascent, Ahh… so beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Your poem is showing the greater benefits of such a natural onsen. Hope you are staying save, and have not to fight against this new virus. Best wishes, Michael

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  7. lync56

    Very beautiful


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