The Light Of Love – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Bjorn is hosting Prosery (144 words) with an invitation to write a prose piece including the following line from the poem ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy – “It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.”

dVerse Poets – Prosery – Valentine

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“You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” e.e. cummings

The Light Of Love

Darkness had reigned for some time, but one night along a distant path I happened upon a ball of light above a pond and cast my line, hooking it well. It was much smaller than at first it appeared. A gift of love I thought, a light for valentine.

The next night we sat on a hill for the feast day of lovers, admiring the darkness and soaking up the tranquility, Feeling gauche, I opened my pack, and she, excited, pleaded, "What is it?" I placed it in her hands and said "It is a moon wrapped in brown paper." Unwrapping it with glee, she rose and ran along the hill, and placed the moon perfectly at its centre. Immediately the whole earth was alight. The moon seemed larger again. But surely that is love, larger than it seems and small enough to carry.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under love, moon, passion, prose

30 responses to “The Light Of Love – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Jim Wingrove

    good 👍

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  2. I love that summation to this thoughtfully and beautifully written piece. 💖

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  3. Soft and gentle.just like moonlight.

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  4. Took me back, that did Sir. Hehe! Cheers.

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  5. The moon would make a nice gift.

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  6. Yes, yes, yes! (This is the first “I’ll give you the moon” poem that I actually believed.)

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  7. Wonderful, especially the last line.

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  8. The ending is wonderful… love is like that.

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  9. sanaarizvi

    Such a breathtakingly beautiful prose piece this is, Paul! I loved every word 😀

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  10. lync56

    Oh wow this is an amazing poem


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