To Have – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille

De at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) using the word fix, or any of its forms.




“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”  T.S. Eliot

To Have

To have and to hold
that objet d’promesse,
panacea of the hours
since the Edenic dawn,
the reason, the will,
to live the moments and
scale walls as mountains,
or suffer drudge in strides,
glorious aroma of life,
that first fix sip,
le cafe.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Note: objet d’promesse (Fr.) – object of promise; le cafe (Fr.) – the coffee.



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51 responses to “To Have – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Sometimes I think I could get used to this quieter way of life! Sure beats the rat race!

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  3. Helen

    Le cafe, how wonderful it is to smile at the last line of a poem. Cheers.

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  4. “that first fix sip” is just wonderful!

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  5. Un très beau poème! 🙂


  6. That is what keeps me going too.

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  7. The morning coffee does seem like the first fix of the day.

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  8. It’s all about the anticipation!

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  9. AnuRag

    Beautiful poem !!!

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  10. Amy

    It looks like I bought a coffee machine about the same time as you did. ☕️ 🙂

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  11. el café … más por favor!

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  12. Nothing like that first fix!

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  13. Very good! I also confess that I like coffee.

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  14. lync56

    Yes – I think this is more me than you 😄


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