Shades Of Her – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a sonnet (14 lines 10 syllables) with a choice of rhyming traditions, while also starting and finishing each line with the same word. The theme is shadow in honour of the Shadow Sonnet as originated by Amera M. Andersen. For more Information follow the link below.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Some Shadowy Lines

Image: by Jo-B at

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” Emile Zola

Shades Of Her

She is so lovely to behold is she
like summer warm florals and the like,
see her perfect winsome ways you'll see
psych not she holds my feelings like a psych.

Ours the bond of love tight as ever ours,
eyes hers so deep reflect so in mine eyes,
powers of glistened lips through mine powers,
flies the look between us just as time flies.

But your love questions every doubtful but,
that smile I do so love a smile like that,
shut the door that all distractions may shut
pat each other like how we love a pat.

Kiss upon kiss to that unconscious kiss,
matching strokes our shadow passions matching.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under Iambic Pentameter, love, passion, poem, quote, shadow, Sonnet

56 responses to “Shades Of Her – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Bravo! You did it! I couldn’t cope with it last night, but squeezed one out this morning.

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  2. wjwingrove97

    Woman are nice 😊😊

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  3. Damn… is it getting hot in here, or is it just me, Paul?


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  4. this sonnet made me say “ah” several times over so it worked well! very touching, and a lovely light touch with the shadow lines that makes the reading so easy and smooth. I wish I had written this especially:
    “flies the look between us just as time flies.”

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  5. Paul, this is lovely! You made writing a shadow sonnet look so easy with your light as breeze touch.

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  6. Wonderful done, Paul! You have chosen the best image too. 😉 xx Michael

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  7. Wonderful sonnet. I loved the lines “Kiss upon kiss to that unconscious kiss,
    matching strokes our shadow passions matching.”
    They sound musical! 🙂

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  8. Very nicely done, Paul. You were able to master the prompt very well.

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  9. You did it, and did it well, Paul. I do love the erotic visuals the couplet (in more ways than one) evoked.

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  10. You aced the challenge! Well done.

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  11. I love the way you did it, with a little wink to the bard…. comparing her to that summer’s day… yes to me it works very well


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  13. You met the Shadow Sonnet challenge admirably well! (I’ll admit I was a bit distracted by thinking that the man and woman in the illustration are in fact hawking a television set.)

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  14. ” kiss upon kiss to that unconscious kiss ‘..
    ………… Marvelous! 😊

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  15. lync56

    So artful and beautiful


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