Stirred – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write using the word abide. dVerse Poets – Quadrille – The Dude Abides


“The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.” Isadora Duncan


There she was,
hips swirling colour,
head flicked back,
her eyes laughing,
toes double time, 
double shot of fantasy,
bass line harmony,
stirred not shaken,
sipping hazy smoke
parched and spinning
closer and closer,
she hitched her skirt,
I flipped tails
abiding with her.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under dance, erotic, Free Verse, passion, poem, Quadrille, quote

49 responses to “Stirred – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. lovely memories for the senses! ❤️

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  2. There she was just a-walkin’ down the street, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do” .

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  3. You really bring the dancer’s image to life: conjures up images of seeing flamenco when I was in Spain 💃

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  4. A beautiful set of images Paul… even without the great photo!

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  5. Very sensory–I can almost hear the music, and I can see her dancing.

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  6. Lady Smith

    Bravo💃Bravo💃Bravo👏👏👏She must be me in that dress cause I draws a crowd wherever I get started💃I can picture her dancing gracefully down memory lane🤓What A Day In The Neighborhood😘👏Love it Mr Paul💙

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  7. the brevity of lines give impact and rhythm
    “double shot of fantasy,
    bass line harmony,”
    I can see why abiding was the only option here!

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  8. So deliriously playful. Lovely.

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  9. a sensory indulgence 🙂

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  10. I know my soul never feels as free as when I’m dancing. Love the quote and love the dancing you describe.

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  11. sanaarizvi

    This is swoon-worthy !! 💝💝

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  12. I love watching dancers 🙂 A wonderful poem that brings the experience to life


  13. Your poem immediately brought to mind Lorca’s essay on the duende.

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  14. “double shot of fantasy” “sipping hazy smoke” — It doesn’t get better than this 🙂

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