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Not Quite – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Random – In Other Words

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Not Quite

Random? That celebratory word
from the anarchists lexicon, and yet
a theory not quite stringless, not quite chaos,
an endless fibonacci moment,
only a statistician could love this child.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Everything – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Sage – RDP Sunday

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“He who does not answer the questions has passed the test.”  Franz Kafka

 

Everything

No words came,
just silence in the presence
was enough,
nothing was fixed,
but everything fell away.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Handmade Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Handmade – In Other words

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Handmade Love

We did the hardest yards all those years ago,
when money was so tight, absent, and we were
simplicity before the internet said, and you
loved us dearly with foods, hugs and tears,
and all those precious handmade things

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Tell You A Secret – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Secret Treasure

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Tell You A Secret

Our treasure is love’s depth and richness,
whose reservoir is so full and life giving,
and our secret is so very simple,
We refuse to buy each other, rather,
we give our treasure away, investing in each other.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Partners – In Other Words

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Together

We colluded in argument and danced in love,
we were opposites from premise,
and yet together in ends,
though unequal in passion,
true partners in lust.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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We Moved As One – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Dancing

Romance – Friday Foto Fun

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We Moved As One

Flat screens in the window showed some dance show,
and couples started to slow and ooh and ah a little,
your eyes twinkled as you hitched up your skirt,
then we set fire to the street,
and in that moment we moved as one.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Radiant Humility – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“She was indeed a girl of exquisite beauty …”  Patrick Suskind

 

Radiant Humility

What fool would compare thee?
Who could be found so prepossessing?
Such a ravishing beauty to behold,
and yet, what is truly exquisite
is the humility that radiates from within.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Feathered It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Lightness

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“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart.”  Tich Nhat Hanh

 

Feathered It

Life’s thirty kilos was on my back all day,
so heavy my mind was bowed and my soul weighed down,
till I sat with you at days end and
you lightened my burden as you received my
leaden tale and feathered it with wings to fly away.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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So Green – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Immature – Word of the Day

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“Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.”  Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 So Green

We were young then, not quite ripe,
so green but O so eager,
as we dipped into each other,
and with a little sugar and spice
the recipe has hung together quite well.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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My Sacred Wish

5 Lines – Wishes

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My Sacred Wish

I’ve been in marbled halls and hallowed places,
mixed with the famous and the rest,
had my highs and lows,
and have been ever blessed,
but you are my sacred heart-held wish.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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