Unlocking the Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Lillian at dVerse is hosting Poetics and has invited us to view four pieces of Catrin Welz-Stein’s art work as a visual stimulus to writing either an ekphrastic poem, or other poetic response. dVerse Poets – Poetics

Art: ©Catrin Welz-Stein generously provided for dVerse Poetics via Lillian.

“Beautiful moons make for special nights.” Verna Clay

Unlocking The Light

Moon smiled and said,
in a voice that floated,
if you truly love me you'll
find the welcome swallow
who holds the key to my
cosmic desire and fly to me
that I may unlock the light
dispelling shadow darkly
deep, that is yours,
and mine.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under dreams, Free Verse, love, moon, passion, poem, quote, romance

53 responses to “Unlocking the Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love the art and your response, Paul.

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  2. Hey Paul… The prompt image you chose was very well expressed, fine writing. I really like these Welz-Stein artworks.

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  3. You are locked into a moon theme lately Paul.

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  4. So nice to be able to unlock the gates to the light

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  5. I think you’re the first one using this image, who’s written in the voice of the moon. Love it! And most especially these words:
    “find the welcome swallow
    who holds the key to my
    cosmic desire and fly to me”

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  6. A perfect ekphrastic expression of the surreal painting! (There is something about the painting that really appeals to me.)

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  7. Love that the light is being unlocked to freely flow.

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  8. I like the light of the moon unlocking your dark secrets!

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  9. Max

    This is a crystalline gem. It needs nothing more or less. Perfect. Thank you.

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  10. Both mysterious and inviting, Paul, like the luminous moon.

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  11. Wonderful! May the darkness be dispelled in the flames of the light of love.

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  12. I really like this one. Definitely sharing it on my Twitter. 🙂

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  13. sanaarizvi

    Gorgeous! I love the idea of unlocking the light 😀 a fresh perspective on the artwork! 💝

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  14. I love the moon’s “voice that floated” – Just perfect as it sets up the rest of the imagery 🙂

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  15. Loving your ‘luna’ series, Paul 🙂

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  16. A very romantic answer, the image had questioned.

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  17. lync56

    Loving your moon poems


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  18. I see the moon and you see the moon from our backyards. This poem gives me hope.


  19. Ananta Riperseno

    I read while imagining the smile of the moon

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