Plum Sugar – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Kiss me and you will see how important I am.” Sylvia Plath

Plum Sugar

When the plum is ripe
I don't cut it nicely,
I plunge straight in
savouring each piece of
soft, deep, red flesh
so sweet upon my hungry lips,
until, finally the centre is 
sundered, caressed, 
its juice surrendered, 
devoured, for all its worth,
and I ache for more,
an always kiss,
never ending.

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24 responses to “Plum Sugar – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. exploring with the senses – oral delights of the fruity flesh are just as sensual and interesting as any old-fashioned kiss, perhaps even more honest, even if more messy, because there’s that greedy need of one-to-one intimacy; wonderful exploration in the poem

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  2. I love the sweetness and ripeness of your poem, Paul, which drips through all the lines. A gorgeous metaphor that can also be read as a poem to the humble plum. I love the sounds in the lines:
    ‘…finally the centre is
    sundered, caressed,
    its juice surrendered,
    Yes, an ‘always kiss’ is something to be desired.

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  3. Reminded of William Carlos Williams’ Plum Poem,
    and wondering whether your poem also speaks of forbidden fruit, Paul? Sweetest…

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  4. Both sensuous and sensual . . .

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  5. Almost sounds dangerous… lol 😂 and delicious

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  6. sanaarizvi

    My goodness this is incredibly sweet and sensual writing, Paul! ❤️❤️ I loved every word 😀

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  7. What a very metaphoric poem. Nice done, Paul! xx Michael

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  8. Oh, my! That is the kind of kiss I’d like to have all the time! *fans self

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