The Kiss – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Image: Gustave Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ from

“Painting is but another word for feeling.” John Constable

The Kiss

If you desire to fall into a painting,
may your choice be wise,
for argument's sake - 
never the crucifixion,
don't let your next be your last supper,
pass by Thompson's Battle of Balaclava 
or David's Marat,
beware Beksinski's Nightmare,
need I say more?
Avert your eyes from Guernica,
but Klimt's The Kiss,
now I could fall slowly, softly, ever, 
into that.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


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

13 responses to “The Kiss – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Oh lovely! Me too 💛

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The patterns, the colors, like a dream. Yellow is my favorite color, so I suppose it’d be a joyful experience falling into that.💛

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  3. I will choose the Picture of Dorian Gray, so I can stay young forever.

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  4. I love this poem! I appreciate the air of whimsy it carries.

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  5. Paul, a very persuasive argument for choosing “The Kiss,” a longtime favorite of mine. 🙂


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