Love Is The Fabric – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting Prosery (144 words) with an invitation to write prose and include the line “Everything I do is stitched with its color.” from ‘Separation’ by William Stanley Merwin. For more details follow the link below.

dVerse Poets – Prosery – Everything is Stitched

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“Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and grief.” Robert Fulghum

Love Is The Fabric

I want to claim its orbit, its grand, beautiful reach into my heart of hearts, and onwards into the vast world of everything. Love is just that, like dry sand through my incapable fingers. the ache, the indescribable thing that it is, the pain so sweet and the joy, always searching for that feeling which seems just beyond, out of reach. And the more I reach the further away I become.

And so the grand hunt continues even within this cell of yearning, just as the early riser waits for the crest of dawn, knowing that it is there, though not yet here. There is a faint memory of the experience I want to return to, perhaps to capture and hold. Elusive as it is, in its fulness I know that everything I do is stitched with its colour. Love is the fabric of me.

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Filed under life, love, mindfulness, prose, quote, relationship

36 responses to “Love Is The Fabric – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Thoughtful and beautiful, Paul. A lovely metaphot.

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  2. *metaphor. 🤣 I’ll blame the typo on my cat.

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  3. Beautifully written, Paul. I love what you did with the prompt!

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  4. yes, it’s all love we are stitched in, if we could just all see and comprehend! 👏👏💞🙏

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  5. Yes, it is, Paul, and I can think of no higher possible achievement in this life.

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  6. Paul, skillful weaving of the threads of love and the search for it. “knowing that it is there, though not yet here.” Perhaps its possibility keeps us warm while waiting?

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  7. “Love is the fabric of me” is the perfect to the prompt line.

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  8. Beautiful dear Paul 😊💖

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  9. You are always finding the best metaphors, Paul! Thanks for sharing! xx Michael

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  10. lync56

    Wow such a very beautiful poem


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