Trace Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting the Quadrille with an invitation to write using the word or any of its forms – Shiver.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Shiver


“Give me excess of it; that surfeiting. That appetite may sicken and die.” William Shakespeare

Trace Me

Are you cold?
You shivered so.
Ah, yes, it's that thing that you do.
That thing you do.
O, that.
Yes, when your finger traces so
deliciously, tantalisingly across
that carnal vale, it shivers me so,
go on, trace me a shiver.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under erotic, Free Verse, love, passion, poem, Quadrille, quote, Sex

51 responses to “Trace Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice. Tactile. Felt that. Enjoyed it immensely.

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  2. Ah, yes! Love: trace me a shiver.

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  3. Excellent writing! ‘that carnal vale, it shivers me so, go on, trace me a shiver.’
    These words flow beautifully.

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  4. Beautiful and sensual. Enjoyed.

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  5. Ain

    Wonderfully sparse dialogue…..timed just right, and of course that last line…!

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  6. OMG, Paul. This is simultaneously cold and hot.


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  7. Is it warm in here?😂

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  8. Oh my, Paul! I’m feeling a bit warm. 😏

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  9. The best kind of shiver 🙂

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  10. De Jackson

    “trace me a shiver” is so sensual, and sweet. Love this.

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  11. “trace me a shiver” – Wonderful writing, Paul!

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  12. Oh the dialogue works so well here…

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  13. Shiveringly good, Paul!

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  15. Dat is ja up inglisch! Neee … gat goar nich!

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  16. Delicious shivering here. Love the sensuality of your poem.

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  17. Charis Counselling

    Beautiful – I love the line “trace me a shiver”


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