Offer – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

De at dVerse is hosting and it’s time to write a quadrille (44 words) and De has invited us to use some form of the word sky.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Sky


“The moon always finds an opportunity to turn our attention from the ground beneath our feet to the sky above our head.” Mehmet Murat Ildan


Moon poised gracefully
in the night sky demure
behind her veil of clouds,
glow as smile never borrowed,
beauty spots alluring,
O to brush her cheek with
more than a sigh of longing,
to rise on tip-toe and offer
the love lighting my eyes.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, love, moon, Quadrille, quote

32 responses to “Offer – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Paul, This is so beautiful! ❤ I often walk out to look at the night sky if I wake up in the middle of the night. 🙂 Have a great night! Cheryl

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  2. Sigh.❤

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  3. De Jackson

    This is deeply beautiful. I have a love affair with the moon, always.

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    • Thank you De, yes, I gather there’s a few of us. I like the sun, but I really love the moon. This fell beautifully into my creative thoughts as I have been writing about the moon more intentionally these past weeks. Glad to know you too are in love with the moon 🙂


  4. Oh to brush her cheek … what a wonderful longing.

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  5. I love this Paul! Especially rising on tip toe to offer the love in your eyes!!!! I shall dream of bing the sky for a sweet sleep tonight! good job! ❤️ Cindy

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  6. “A veil of clouds” gives her a demureness personified. Lovely.

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  7. Such beautiful words, embodying the serenity that comes from gazing aloft on a calm, moonlit night. Lovely, Paul 🙂

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  8. I was pleased to see another moon poem. There is something alluring about it. Every time I go outside at night, I have to look for it, and it’s as if I’m seeing it anew. Time after time after time. Your poem captures that feeling so well.

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  9. Beautiful! I enjoy the “to rise on a tip-toe”. 😉 Thank you for sharing, Paul! Have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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