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The Day’s Joyful Decay – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” Jane Austen

The Day's Joyful Decay

Languorous days like thin batter 
smoothly poured, filling the crevices
and cracks of an otherwise ordinary 
hazy day with lazy pleasures now
piled up in the sink, an upturned book, 
a pack of cards, and chilled white wine
warming in the rosewater light of 
autumn swoon, the stillness undisturbed
in the day's joyful decay.

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Waiting For Valour – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting and it it is quadrille time, and the word to use is blanket. dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Blanket

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“Play is the exultation of the possible.” Martin Buber

Waiting For Valour

Our flag hung limp in the stillness 
as we nervously awaited the first 
wave of the enemy, outnumbered,
waiting for valour, cutlass at the ready,
peering at the near horizon as the 
biscuits ran out and mutiny was at
hand in our blanket barque.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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