That Smile – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Poetry Form with an invitation to write a minute poem which consists of a narrative, rhymed, twelve lined poem of three quatrains based on a syllable system of 8.4.4.4.

dVerse Poets – Poetry Form – The Minute Poem

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“People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” Andy Warhol

That Smile

We aimed for bright turquoise roundels,
where nothing quells
love's long river,
ever giver

We found instead a yellowed sun
below such fun
of full embrace
revving the pace

Here nothing ever remains square
your wink my dare,
your gummy smile
I run a mile



Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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38 responses to “That Smile – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A fun response to the prompt! I enjoyed it.

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  2. Very nicely done, Paul.

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  3. This is sweetly narrated – love that fun under the yellowed sun.

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  4. A very energetic poem! 🙂

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  5. Lol Paul! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  6. ‘…your gummy smile / I run a mile.’ Made me grin, Paul!

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  7. sanaarizvi

    This is exquisitely drawn! 💝 I especially love; “Here nothing ever remains square/your wink my dare.” 🙂

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  8. Beautiful! As the smile should origin from showing to be ready to defend, it happend a nice change in history. 😉 Have a nice weekend, Paul! xx Michael

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  9. My favorite lines:
    your wink my dare,
    your gummy smile
    I run a mile

    So fun. Great work!

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  11. Sometimes we just have to run away…

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  13. Charis Counselling

    I’m confused

    >

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