The Singer Of Love Songs – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Prosery

Bjorn at dVerse has invited us to write a piece of prose including the line “His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream” from Maya Angelou’s ‘Caged Bird’

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“Hope is a waking dream.”  Aristotle

The Singer Of Love Songs

O the singer of love songs, his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream in the middle of a fire, in the middle of a torrent, a tumult. And there the scattered bones of love mock his impertinent hope beyond broken idols and lost moments that speak of eternal anguish. His is no ordinary voice. His hope is never quenched by that malady of darkness. He dares to speak of tomorrow as if nothing else were sure at all, that indeed, nothing else matters. His voice is clothed in a raiment of beauty that lifts the soul like one transported by an angelic choir to a joyful ether of heart, away from the mocking shadows of doubt. O the singer of love songs, his shadow shouts into light as soft caress of l’armour, desiring the world to rise in love and sing together once more.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

28 Comments

Filed under life, love, prose, quote, Spirituality

28 responses to “The Singer Of Love Songs – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The text is, in itself, a complete mystery story. Lots of romance included. Thank you for sharing the thoughts, Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  2. I love this, Paul. And so it ever shall be!

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  3. I love the thought of love residing so close to pain… love is like that.

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  4. Oh, I’d say this is a prose poem for sure!

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    Never heard of gardening being so exhilarating.

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  6. Wonderful, mysterious tale. Love it, Paul.

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Love it

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