Once More With Feeling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi

Once More With Feeling

What are we talking about when we talk about desire?
Perhaps I have already lost you in a haze or eroticism
as you drift to boudoir and silken sweat,
pardon me if I interrupt your subjective memoir,
but isn't desire an infusion of everything,
the good, the bad, even the mad?
A repeating nudge to have,
most likely something out of reach,
beyond our capacity to control,
the last item, 
the bird to be caged,
a luxury lust,
surely desire is more than love,
isn't it both murder and possession?
A response to suggestion,
a marriage of icons,
fictions of sensate memories,
idealised intensities of wanting.
More than that,
isn't desire a return to feeling in a world 
that has fallen into disinterest and anxiety.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under Free Verse, life, passion, poem, psychology, quote

8 responses to “Once More With Feeling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I think of it more as a wish or dream but agree

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


  2. I like where this poem ends up.


  3. The last line is right on!


  4. lync56

    Interesting reflection


    Liked by 1 person

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