An Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Clothing means nothing until someone lives in them.” Marc Jacobs

An Invitation 

Her modest hem was garrulous,
all shouty and and look at me glances
setting fire to water, while her demur
look was betrayed by the spice of her 
eyes that stirred tremors, while the
silence of her lips was undone by a
persuasive smile, an invitation to an 
awkward tango of discovery, a navigation 
of moments paper thin, it was then that I 
remembered to breathe.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

34 responses to “An Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Oh wow, brilliant imagery, modest and alluring at the same time. Well penned! Bravo!

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  2. Are you discerning that her words say No but her eyes say yes?

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  3. Breathing is a good thing to remember doing.

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  4. Your poetry is so attuned to life. I read this poem as the observer and laughed when in the end “it was then I remembered to breathe.” Fore that was my reminder to breathe

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  5. Mesmerizing is the first step.😊 Lovely poem Paul.

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  6. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and enjoy This!!

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  7. Bellisimo, Paul!! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽβœ¨πŸŽ‰

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  8. Amy

    Beautiful, indeed.

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  9. I fully agree to Suzette. Cant write it better! πŸ™‚ A great quote too. Lets forward it to the fashion addicted. πŸ˜‰ Michael

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  10. Loved every lines dear; the smile should be always with you. Heart touching poem

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  11. lync56

    Wow that is very beautiful


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