Wide Berth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lilian is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write using the the word or a form of careen.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Careen

Photo: truelovewords.com

“It’s not the having it’s the getting.” Elizabeth Taylor

Wide Berth

Like a cutter rolling waves,
she slew sideways and took
the longest path to the bar,
I watched her roll until she sat,
restless, not quite settled in the
froth and bubble of the DJ,
I asked her name (and laughed),
Careen, she said.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under boats, life, poem, Quadrille, quote

29 responses to “Wide Berth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Excellent response to the prompt! “Careen” seems very drunk.

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  2. ☺️

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. Gillena Cox

    This is just sooooo clever


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  4. Brilliant use of ‘ careen ‘!

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  5. Oh I LOVE the play on the word here…..careen being the naval terminology of a ship tipped on its side for cleaning….and Ms. Careen here, a bit tipsy for sure 🙂 GREAT response to the prompt!

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  6. Very vivid description! She looks sober in the photo. ❤ Paul, you made me laugh out loud with this one!

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  7. writingwhatnots

    A lovely light and delightful quadrille. Great wordplay.

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  8. lync56

    Beautiful poem so light hearted it made me smile


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  9. sanaarizvi

    This is poetic brilliance! 😀 I so enjoyed reading this one, Paul 💝💝

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