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I Never Want to Let Go – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write about warmth.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Warmly

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“How we need a another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm.” Sylvia Plath

I Never Want to Let Go

Once,
in my teens,
an accidental encounter,
a broken power cable touching 
the metal I was holding,
filling me,
so warm and tingling,
I didn't want to let go,
Now when I hold you
it is so electric,
I never want to let go.


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Undone – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 28 28.11.22

Prompt: Remix an earlier poem

Undone

That my fingers would betray you,
or that your wisps of cloth would betray me,
that I would seek refuge in those ghastly
tents of yesteryear as bromide
for the fire in my molten heart,
my consuming glow evident across the sky,
leaving nothing to the imagination
as I feverishly wrestle my feelings,
at moment near death,
the next, fully alive.


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The original poem remixed here is Release Button 

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Aphrodite In A Glass – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Punam is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write about whiskey or alcohol in some form.

dVerse Poets- Poetics – Cheers

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“Too much of anything is bad, but too much whiskey is barely enough.” Mark twain

Aphrodite In A Glass

Velvet tango,
slow, slow,
seductive,
a voluptuary,
warm,
smooth,
the heat of soothe,
to be sipped with intention,
rolled around the tongue,
swallowed with care,
strangely, 
it is masculine named
or geographically placed,
and yet in my experience,
whiskey is more subtle,
feminine and
called Aphrodite.


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Release Button – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 21 21.11.22

Prompt: Write a poem using at least three, or all of six provided words.

The words are: button, gather, hold, not, sweep, toxic.

Release Button

My fingers on the 
button that would gather and 
hold the skirt allowing it to flare 
in a beautiful sweep of shapely thigh,
not like those toxic tents of yesteryear 
that would hide an entire village,
these wisps of cloth fire the heart and 
lift imagination leaving one feeling 
completely alive.


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Dear Alex – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to choose one of five book inscriptions and use it as an epigram, and they to write a poem.

dVerse Poets – Meeting The Bar – On The Fly Leaf

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The inscription I chose was:

“Alex – a few moments of reading pleasure in return for an evening of sensual delights. Denis” Jean Anthelme

Dear Alex

Dear Alex,
I've binned the bottles and stowed
the leftover chicken,
O what a night we had,
a drunken reverie fit for Bacchus,
like a game of twister gone wrong,
interweaving, interloping,
our glass always full,
I finished the cheese on which we supped,
and I washed your skirt that fell with grace,
which you left with haste as we dined with lust
upon our divine flesh,
salted with amour.


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Detective Story – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 14 14.11.22

Prompt: Take the phrase ‘[blank] Story’ (e.g. Tall Story) to create a title then write a poem for it.

Detective Story

What does the evidence say?
We have everything needed,
don't need a hanging judge,
the clues are everywhere,
finger prints and DNA for miles,
nothing hidden,
you had no shame,
leaving your love all over him
for everyone to see,
even so no charges will be laid,
there's no crime here
except the little death.


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Ever To Remind – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Punam is hosting poetics with an invitation to write a poem choosing four words from a list all with an Indian flavour (noting the month of celebrations culminating in the feast of Diwali).

dVerse Poets – Poetics – The Indian Connection

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The words I have chosen are: Bangles, chit, Chutney, cashmere.

“… chutney reigns on my plate.” Robyn Brittow

Ever To Remind

The retro,
well, that's what I call it,
always playing yesterday's music on loop,
the Bangle's have been around twice in an hour
since the barista hung the chit for our espresso,
the steak sandwich arrived while we
mused about the the weather pouring in,
daunting slabs of bread weighing the table down,
the waiter saying steak and chuckney. 
You picked yours up and gorged your cheeks full,
the chutney oozing through your lips sweet and sticky,
such a passionate celebration,
dark drops falling to the rise of your 
bright orange cashmere sweater,
ever to remind.


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Revealing Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Sarah is hosting poetics with an invitation to choose from a list a season name for the moon to inspire a moon poem.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Mooning Around

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“Go Slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.” Khaled Hosseini

Revealing light

The hunter and the hunted
juxtaposed by night,
an interplay through the sky,
diffused by darkened clouds,
even so, like Tantalus,
neither gods nor luna can be fooled,
he silhouetted betwixt the trees
lit by shimmering silver,
she searching from the heavens
revealed in her own light,
he in his shadow,
she in her longing.


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All The Young Does – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Kim is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write a poem using some form of the word bell.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – For whom the bell tolls

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“In alchemy Mercurius is allegorised as the stag because the stag can renew itself.” Carl Jung

All The Young Does

The high street doe unconsciously paraded,
offending older women with supple confidence,
and her taut longings, 
leaving all the young bucks pulsating 
while older stags inwardly belled at their 
stirring memories of the young does
they grazed with in fields, 
glades and hedgerows.


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Note: to bell is bark or bellow, and in earlier times a stag was said to bell or bark when it scented a doe.

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Since And Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to choose one of five lines and to invert the line to vertical making each word the beginning of a line for a new poem.

The line I have chosen is “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part.” from ‘Idea 61’ by Michael Drayton.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Vertical Lines of kisses

“I never want to stop making memories with you.” Pierre Jeanty

Since And Again

Since the first time
there's been no holding back,
no sense of moderation,
help me in my distress,
come, hold me closer, tighter,
let us retire to best of
us in every possible way,
kiss me now with thick passion,
and again, again,
part from me never.


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