This Salty Tango – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Sanaa is hosting poetics with an invitation to combine three Lewis Carroll titles as subject for a poem, and to include the word candy in some form.

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“I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” Herman Melville (Moby Dick)

This Salty Tango

A sea dirge leaking through the water,
somber, laden with lays of sorrows,
held in melancholia, carried on the wind,
seeking ears to hear the sorrow of seas,
the tide of conflict never ebbing, ever
washing over us, as we chart candy 
waters in this salty tango across every
crest in a boat beneath a sunny sky,
which sings to us of tomorrows.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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49 responses to “This Salty Tango – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This reminded me of “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

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  2. sanaarizvi

    This is incredibly incredibly exquisite, Paul! Woww! 💝💝 So much to love here especially; “this salty tango across every crest in a boat beneath a sunny sky.” You have shown us how it’s done! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 😀

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  3. beautifully done Paul 💖
    “as we chart candy
    waters in this salty tango across every
    crest in a boat beneath a sunny sky,”

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  4. Love the title, This Salty Tango.

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  5. Looks peaceful but not for me

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  6. Ahmed Ali

    Very nice

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  7. Awesome use of the titles, very well done!

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  8. … as we chart candy
    waters in this salty tango across every
    crest in a boat…

    fan-friggin’-tastic, Paul. I love “salty tango” – that’s wonderful imagery!

    -David

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  9. Quite simply …. I love this poem.

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  11. can imagine this sung as a sea shanty, delightful and hopeful!

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  12. Tragic and romantic… there’s something about the songs of the sea!

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  13. So very beautiful, Paul and the title is fantastic.

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  14. lync56

    This is such great poetry

    >

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