Of Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Kim at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) using the word blue. dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Blue

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“A certain blue enters your soul.” Henry Matisse

Of Love

Welcome to my bower
of all things true
writers ink or anise drink,
azure sky just as Oedipus
reflected in earth's waters,
or the potter's cobalt glaze,
all needs a little chemistry and
heat in passioned mix, 
just as your eyes
of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: The Australian Bower Bird builds a scrub nest on the ground and fills it with shiny things, preferably blue in order to attract a mate.


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18 responses to “Of Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nature is incredible

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  2. I like the Matisse quote, Paul, I wonder if it inspired the title of the Miles Davis album ‘Kind of Blue’. I enjoyed the list of blue things, especially ‘writers ink or anise drink’ and the ‘potter’s cobalt glaze’. Such a beautiful ending.

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  3. sanaarizvi

    This is soo romantic!! 😀 Kudos! 💝

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  4. Lovely shades of blue & interesting information on bowerbird.
    I checked on these birds. Poor birds fall victim of plastic wastes. Ah! in search of attractive blue items 😦

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  5. The Bower birds enjoying lifestyle too.. 😉 Collecting shiney things they maybe emigrated magpies from Europe. Lol Michael

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  6. lync56

    So beautiful


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