Startled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Rumi

Startled

I was suddenly possessed by
what had been spoken and just
as suddenly feeling that I was 
complete, whole, floating in a
warm sea of shifting thoughts
so rare, slipping through those 
layers gently truthful and
hidden in her inner landscape,
where I sleep a different sense
startled by her beauty.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

17 Comments

Filed under Free Verse, love, poem, quote, relationship

17 responses to “Startled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love it, and the photo, very nice.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This one has a Leonard Cohen-esque quality to it. You do write a good love poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. I agree with Liz, you do pen some wonderful love poetry, Paul. This has such a fresh, yet gentle feel 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Great composition, Paul! Thank you for sharing, and enjoy your week. Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I know this! I have had these feelings

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  6. lync56

    Very beautiful

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    Like

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