Softly – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The Lotus comes from the murkiest water but grows into the purest thing.” Nita Ambani


As the day passed to night
lotus sat in the shadows quietly,
till moon touched her softly,
stiring a warmth becoming fire,
she rose up electric with 
tingling flesh, and so quickly
her perfect flower opened
completely inviting,
unravelling his tired resistance.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under erotic, Free Verse, passion, poem, quote, Sex

42 responses to “Softly – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The lotus has a short lived beauty, as on the first day, it will fully bloom in the morning or early afternoon. The second day, it will start to wither and loose its petals. The third day, the dropped petals will reveal the seed head.

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  2. Beautifully enticing, Paul.

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  3. Now that’s my type of eeotica🥰😄

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  4. Or erotica, take your pick🥴

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  5. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely spectacular! 💝💝

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  6. I must avert my eyes from your metaphor. *blush*

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  7. Wonderful poetry. Reminded me of the Marathi Famous song Ghei Chhand -Makrand haa milind…. The story of a Blaack bee and Lotus flower’s love story. Where the Black bee is so engrossed in drinking the love potion that he doesn’t realise when the lotus closed its petals making him die, making love. Regards Jay

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  8. A very sweet piece! 🙂
    The country that one currently resides in, the so-called United States, could — with all of its conflicts and resistances right now — use a lot more quiet and radiant lotuses.

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  9. lync56

    Another beautiful poem


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  10. I love the lotus imagery! Soft and passionate!

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  11. This is so soft and romantic!

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  12. In this part of the world there are no lotuses… such a fascinating flowr.

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  13. Paul, such a beautiful poem! Such gorgeous flowers! Enticement is their sole purpose in life. ❤ All the best! Cheryl

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