We Were – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Open Link Night

Lillian at dVerse is hosting Open Link Night where we post a poem of our choosing.

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“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

We Were

We were talking about Plato
as you do over wine and,
soon enough, Descartes,
just as I thought I thought I 
was for a mo, until we 
moved to the moderns
when she confessed Derrida
and all that jazz, waxing
lyrical about deconstruction
as I slowly unbuttoned her
blouse, after which we were 
completely existential.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, love, passion, philosophy, poem, quote, romance, Sex

28 responses to “We Were – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I had to look up Derrida.

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  2. Beautifully written and sensual, Paul. This is such a beauty of a piece to read. โค


  3. “waxing lyrical about deconstruction as I slowly unbuttoned her blouse”
    These words made me smile…..clever wordsmithing and in to the completely existential too!

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  4. Beverly Crawford

    Quite a philosophical route to passion! Phenomenology be hanged!

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  5. Very clever! Unfortunately, I can never read anything about Descartes without hearing Monty Python singing in my head: “Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, I drink therefore I am!”

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  6. That made me chuckle, Paul, especially when I got to Liz’s comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. the philosophical to the sensual sounds more Freudian to me … ๐Ÿ˜‰
    well exposed, err I mean composed!

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  8. Existing is lovely, isn’t it? Sometimes it doesn’t seem worth the trouble, but it appears it did on this day. “I thought I thought I was for a mo”

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  9. From the book, “Ways to improve philosophical discussions.” Loved it.


  10. Definitely another fantastic one. At least you had played Jean Paul Sartre. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Michael

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  11. It’s brilliant. oh man! From where you get these ideas ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’œloved it-Nandana

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  12. Charis Counselling

    This made me smile but a great poem and loved the twist at the end and the allusions


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