Spiced As Wise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Meeting the Bar and she has invited us to write a poem working with grapheme colour synesthesia.

dVerse Poets – Meeting The Bar

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“The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.” Tom Stoppard

Spiced As Wise

Orla wandered a new 
beginning trusting herself to this 
new path with an optimism born 
of moonlight where she yellowed 
a glow from her very centre 
that radiated so golden,
spiced as wise cumin to be 
lavishly bestowed on all the 
suns in the orbit of her generous 
aching flames bursting upon the 
scene beyond mellow fields,
seeking beyond hue to the
crackling of possibility.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: I am stronger at hearing and feeling colour than seeing it in letters. The name Orla is Celtic and can be translated as Golden Princess. O is my starting point as O is yellow and so it goes.

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37 responses to “Spiced As Wise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So richly yellow, this golden-hued poem.

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  2. Beautifully composed with such an uplifting message “seeking beyond hue to the
    crackling of possibility”.
    The Golden Princess is filling our souls with the mellow yellow of possibliites.
    🙏👏👏👏👏 ❤️Cindy

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  3. Your Yellow Ola reminded me of the Neal Diamond song… I am the sun, you are the rain…play me…I think is part of the line!

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  4. OOps! I see she is Orla!

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  5. “where she yellowed
    a glow from her very centre
    that radiated so golden,
    spiced as wise cumin” lovely

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  6. You had me at that crazy-awesome title, but “crackling of possibility” is equally wonderful.

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  7. sanaarizvi

    This poem GLOWS! 💝 I love; “spiced as wise cumin to be lavishly bestowed on all the suns in the orbit of her generous aching flames bursting upon the
    scene.” 😀

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    • Thank you Sanaa, I love that you enjoyed that part especially. She is balanced, energised and wise, I know some women who are very like that. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. “Spiced with wise cumin” is the sensory image that stood out for me.

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  9. I wanted a little more punctuation and some of the words were a bit out of place and stopped the flow of reading. Lovely, but not quite there yet. It has great potential.

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  10. it’s a nice poem. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. If you can see all the colors like this I believe there is a crackling of possibility… there is certainly a flame there.

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  12. This has such a rich, and vibrant response. Unique take and I like the cumin association with possibility. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Amy

    Beautiful, indeed.

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  14. Thank you for this very uplifiting poem, Paul! Very appreciated, just in these dark days of the year. Michael

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  15. Charis Counselling

    I love your use of words to conjure such beautiful evocative imagery

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