All The Young Does – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Kim is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write a poem using some form of the word bell.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – For whom the bell tolls

Photo: found on

“In alchemy Mercurius is allegorised as the stag because the stag can renew itself.” Carl Jung

All The Young Does

The high street doe unconsciously paraded,
offending older women with supple confidence,
and her taut longings, 
leaving all the young bucks pulsating 
while older stags inwardly belled at their 
stirring memories of the young does
they grazed with in fields, 
glades and hedgerows.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 

Note: to bell is bark or bellow, and in earlier times a stag was said to bell or bark when it scented a doe.


Filed under Free Verse, passion, poem, Quadrille, quote

18 responses to “All The Young Does – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Haha, eternal moment ~ and GREAT photo!

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  2. I liked the picture that you used Paul. The faces on those men checking out the girl are priceless, and she just goes her merry way smiling along.

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  3. Paul, I’m glad you gave that def of belled. I interpreted it as belled as in cat.

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  4. You did it, Paul! You included belling stags in your quadrille! It evoked a strange image in my head, which I can’t shake off, of the high street doe being pursued by bucks and stags.

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  5. The photo says it all. Those lecherous old duffers! Clever use of “bell”.

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  6. Interesting poem and take on the prompt. 🙂

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  7. Well,this made me smile.😊


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  8. Grat take, Paul and that photo says all!


  9. lync56

    Great use of words – great poem


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