At The Edge – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Kim at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) including the word eavesdropping. dVerse Poets – Quadrille – What’s That Rustling In The Eaves?

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“Ecstasy is the accurate term for the intensity of consciousness that occurs in the creative act.” Rollo May

At The Edge

Eve was gently dropping words
into the soft air across the water,
soothing ripples,
captivating lillies,
when I took her hand
she smiled her eyes
and shivered her skin
in ripples of whisper
that my heart was 
eavesdropping at the
edge of her ecstasy.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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43 responses to “At The Edge – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wow, amazing.. May I share this on a poetry site, full credit given?

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  2. blindzanygirl

    Wow, this is so beautiful.

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  3. I agree with the comments above. This is an amazing poem indeed. The way the words were woven into it is simply skillful, and the pictures they invoke in my mind are simply beautiful. Not to mention the ecstatic feelings it stirs in me…

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  4. Charis Counselling

    wow such clever use of words to create such a beautiful poem

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  5. Wow, Paul! Especially those last two lines… breathtaking 🙂

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  6. This is so beautiful… love it.

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  7. An eavesdropping heart, oh how I love that idea.

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  8. Very nicely done. Eavesdropping on ecstasy. Only a sensitive heart can do that!

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  9. Eve was gently dropping words
    into the soft air across the water,
    soothing ripples,
    captivating lillies,… so beautiful Paul

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  10. A stunning quadrille, Paul! I love the phrase ‘’shivered her skin in ripples of whisper’ and the heart ‘eavesdropping at the edge of her ecstasy’. Wow!

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  11. sanaarizvi

    An eavesdropping heart! This is soo romantic 😀

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  12. I love the phrase “smiled her eyes,” especially when followed by “shivered her skin.”

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  13. I love these last two lines, just brilliant (and shivery):

    eavesdropping at the
    edge of her ecstasy

    I had to smile at where my mind went when I read the prompt. What’s that rustling in the eaves? Squirrels chewing the wiring. Get out the traps.

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  14. gently suggestive and oh so romantic!

    … what time do you write these 🙂

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