Fair Fare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Linda is hosting the Quadrille with an invitation to write using the word fair.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Let’s God To The Fair

Photo: buffalorising.com

“What makes the farmers market such a special place is that you’re actually creating community around food.” Bryant Terry

Fair Fare

There's anarchy in mung beans,
promises in adobe dung bricks,
salvation in fenugreek and cumin,
the whole world's a natural honey,
a string of beads strung by Saffron 
one full moon of love ago in this 
strange fair of life whose fare is smiles.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under community, farming, food, Free Verse, Gardening, life, poem, Quadrille, quote

35 responses to “Fair Fare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This poem brought a smile.

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  2. Ha! You have the vibe of the Farmers Market alright.

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  3. I recall over fifty years ago confiding in my bestie (we were teenagers in sixties; in staid middle-class England) that I sensed that one day I might become a bit “herby”.
    I was right, and so is this succulent poem.
    I love that you lighten the fragrant earthiness of it with that Full Moon of magic and majesty!

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    • Meanwhile in working class UK my parents would have thought they were going the extra mile if they used cinnamon or parsley 🙂 Me too, I felt it (never said it) but craved flavour. Thank you so much for sharing you slice of life and the poem’s affect.


  4. This is great!
    “A string of beads strung by Saffron”
    I loved that phrase,it really makes sense!

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  5. Beverly Crawford

    What a clever and fascinating poem. Kudos to you!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I love this. I cannot think of legumes and spices the same way now and that is awesome

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  7. I do enjoy going to a farmer’s market. Fresh produce and baked goods. Ours is now moving inside as the cold weather is here. No more street fairs/fares. Ah it’s about the smiles😀


  8. “Anarchy in mung beans”- I love it Paul!

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  9. I’m smiling too, Paul, especially at the ‘Anarchy in mung beans’ as I sip my chamomile and rooibos tea. 😊🌱


  10. sanaarizvi

    “the whole world’s a natural honey/a string of beads strung by Saffron,”.. love this! Exquisitely drawn, Paul! 💝💝


  11. So many great lines and imagery. Lovely poem.

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  12. Gift

    Kept smiling all through, thanks ❤️

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  14. Charis Counselling

    What a beautiful poem – I love it



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