To Be Mused – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse De is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write about or play with the idea of the muse.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Muse Cues

Photo: State Forrest, Mundaring, I was keen to follow the trail – where will it go?

“…. poetry is an autonomous muse ….” Alice Walker

To Be Mused

Have you ever been mused
by an inviting path or the 
one who catches your eye, 
a delicious word in a bowl of soup,
what of rain dances or cloud smiles,
sun skips and creek beds,
a series of fortunate dalliances
stir my seeking heart.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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64 responses to “To Be Mused – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I like this. I can relate to getting drawn down a path.

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  2. I love that Alice Walker quote. I’ve regretted a lot of dalliances but I wouldn’t change a thing.

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  3. So beautifully put! ‘ -a series of fortunate dalliances
    stir my seeking heart.’ And herein lies your poetry muse Paul!

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  4. Yes, I have… and I do understand everything you wrote. Well done.

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  5. That’s what life is about😉

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  6. I saw your comment (on Jill’s blog) about 117F temperature. So I clicked on your name to find out where that was.

    That picture looked familiar. That could only be Australia. And then the caption said “Mundaring”. That’s why it seemed familiar.

    I grew up in Perth (well, South Perth), though I have been in the USA for a long time. I may have even walked around in that forrest.

    Thanks for the memories.

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    • We’ve had some of our normal hotter than hell west coast heat (the weather phenomenon known as El Nino – la Nina has flipped to La Nina and a hot summer) – wow, to think that you chanced upon a comment. I know South Perth well, though I’ve never lived there, I have lived in urban and rural W.A. currently living in Bunbury and soon to move to the south coast. You will have walked in many places and left a part of you in the earth’s record. Thanks for the connect Neil.

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  7. “a delicious word in a bowl of soup,” what a deliciously worded verse, Paul!

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  8. I love this poem, Paul. You take us on your journeys!

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  9. Splendid poem, Paul. I’ve definitely been drawn down a number of rabbit holes in the name of research recently 😉

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  10. Ain

    Glorious start, and beautiful flow, so inspiring, enjoyed the read and felt a kinship!

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  11. Such a lot of good reasons to be mused 🙂

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  12. My answer to your question is a resounding yes!!

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  13. De Jackson

    “what of rain dances or cloud smiles,
    sun skips and creek beds”

    Oh, YES. Yes, please.

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  14. sanaarizvi

    Beautiful! I resonate with; “a delicious word in a bowl of soup.” 😀

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  15. I love the thought of following a path… sometimes writing is just like that.

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  16. Your words brought to mind some fortunate dalliances…stirring delightful memories of times past. Thank you!

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  17. So beautifully written..❤️

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  18. Ah-ha! Nature is the best muse of all. Lovely!

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  19. I have and am better for it. Thanks for sharing yet another gorgeous poem. xoxo

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  21. oh Yes, but not nearly enough! 💖

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  23. Your first line brings the reader in….a question does that. And these words,
    “a delicious word in a bowl of soup,” LOVE this! 🙂

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  24. Charis Counselling

    So reflective of you


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  25. “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood”?

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  26. Follow your bliss! Lovely, Paul! 🙂

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