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Even So – poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Melt – RDP Friday

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Even So

They say,
whoever they are,
that beauty is in the
eye of the beholder,
perhaps that is true,
or that beauty lies within,
even so,
beauty without action is hollow,
eyes and ears are easily captivated
while the heart alone is melted
by the self-giving of compassion.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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I Remember – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – The Beach

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I Remember

When I have whelved all my thoughts to the
point that I dwell in anomia
I go to the edge to listen to the wind calling,
while the water caresses,
and I remember your laughter.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Four Sheets – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Sheets – RDP – Sunday

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Four Sheets

As dusk settled
we set sail again
the winds were pushing hard,
we turned and turned
three sheets a broadside,
and how we rolled about
in the dark murky deep,
each time coming
back from the brink,
shouting and grappling
we clung for life
as waves crashed all around us,
then, as dawn approached,
we reached beyond
a sweat upon our brow,
we were four sheets on love
our longing now consumed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Would You? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Propose – Word of the Day

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Would You?

All at once the world collides
a quantum of leap
in a valley of lush spring,
the Eiffel Tower
subsumes to fish and chips
by the narrow creek,
a longing beyond language
a fragile knowing,
the universe
but also the mundane
of the everyday of ever year
without fail,
the most ordinary thing
in an extraordinary way
forever before,
and after much more,
holding breath as if
holding the universe accountable,
such weight
released in a humble
and ordinary lumiere,
would you,
will you,
lie with me
till the dawn of time?

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Stillness That Moves – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night

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Stillness That Moves

That feeling
when stillness moves,
vertiginous upheaval
transfer of heat,
second law of the
thermodynamics of love
rising,
growing,
but should it cool
then let the grasses
caress you to a
stillness that moves.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Treasured Trespass – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Treasured Trespass

There
a scintilla,
don’t blink,
this treasured trespass of skinship
a serein of feathery fingered polyrhythm,
seraphic sweetness
flourish of hope,
longing to fall into this field of dreams
clothed in knowing daisies,
a chain of love around our hearts
ever the stickied honey of desire.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Rouge Desire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Alchemy with Laurie Lee

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“That first long secret drink of golden fire, juice of those valleys and of that time, wine of the wild orchards, of russet summer, of plump red apples, and Rosie’s burning cheeks. Never to be forgotten, or ever tasted again.”    ‘Cider With Rosie’ by Laurie Lee

The challenge by Laura Bloomsbury of dVerse Poets is to take a piece of prose by Laurie Lee and work it into a poem.

 

Rouge Desire

I drank of you that secret drink,
that juice of wild valleys
that moistened your ruby lips
of apple red seduction.

I sat with you in those russet hallways
of sun marked scapes of wonder,
and counted cotton candy clouds
that sugared us with joy.

Memories like clocks who ever know
how we loved each other like a
baroque lilting of romantic flow,
never scrumpy, always smooth as wine.

Your golden haired hypnotic dazzle
unforgettable in all eyes of seeing,
your fiery cheeks like rouge desire
for a love delighting in its time.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Subtle – VJs Weekly Challenge 54

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Invitation

Days passed
as sly glances became overt
with no response,
though no overture was proffered
she dallied by the lift
and waited by the copier,
he was oblivious
until that one day
she lingered in the cafe,
sat next to him, and
hit him with an invitation
written on her face.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Divine – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Rose – RDP Friday

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Divine

So delicate this bud,
to trace that skin
atop its slender stem,
pure velvet
so smooth
fine
unrevealed
divine to touch,
to caress
so,
so beautiful,
beyond words,
desirable,
and the perfume,
well,
you know
Roses
are a little the same.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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It Is Your Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Word of the Day – Nourish

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It is Your Love

The broth of healing warms my bones
and touches every fibre of my soul
bringing to life the very juice
constrained within and
now running down my chin
of appreciation as
the cold of denial is kept at bay
and the weariness of the world is
transformed, as now an energy
released upon which I thrive,
this healing broth which nourishes
is pure and whole
full of goodness unsullied
by the ills of the world,
it is
your gift of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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