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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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I Fell – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Breathtaking – Word of the Day

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“Those mornings when we kiss and surrender for an hour before we say a single word.”  David Levithan, ‘The Lover’s Dictionary’

 

I Fell

I stood on the precipice of your beauty,
swooning,
dizzied,
effervescent.
Decompression syndrome,
if only I could breathe.
But I am transcendent,
outside my body,
beside my self,
such rapture.
And, in the beauty of your heart words,
I fell.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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The Gaze Of Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Gaze Of Love

As I look through
this pane of clarity,
I see a different world,
of compassion and goodwill,
I see harmony and peace,
and time has a new quality and feel,
another dimension.
As I look,
you are my frame,
my view,
transparent,
prismatic,
you are …
of all things,
my window to love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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I Thaw You There – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Thawing – Word of the Day

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“Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.”  Henry David Thoreau

 

I Thaw You There

Your mind firmly folded,
heart in a frown,
tangled emotions,
restless, swirling,
brinking …
I glimpsed your soul,
deep in your eyes,
that one strand,
that loose end,
traced back to my
hearts ear,
and that universal kiss,
a listening love
that untangles,
warms,
thaws.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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For Ada – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Hospitality – RDP Friday

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For Ada, who we laid to rest today after a wonderful life lived for others, a friend who was more a true mother to ours and other families who were ever welcome in her home.

 

For Ada

No matter who came,
or how,
your door was always open,
nothing and no one was ever too difficult for you.
There was always a welcoming smile with a hug,
and a bottomless pot of tea,
a generous listening without solutions,
a love all embracing,
no judgement or guile lurked there.
You were stardust, magic, gift,
a welcoming warmth,
as mother to all,
you held us in your compassionate embrace,
while your life taught us unconditional love,
and gratitude for all that lives;
in you we have been truly blessed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Jacky Boy Gets In – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Frost – Word of the Day

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Jacky Boy Gets In

I said that thing,
you know, the thing that shouldn’t be said,
the fast retort,
the smug rejoinder,
the sarcastic defence,
“just like your mother.”
And your lungs collapsed,
your eyes flashed,
wounded,
angry,
betrayed.
Of course I was sorry,
but O so slow to get to it.
And, although it wasn’t winter,
I had invited Jacky Boy once again,
as a frost enveloped us.
The thaw,
though inevitable,
would take some time,
and our memories,
though different,
would retain the sting.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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All Tangled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Commitment – Word of the Day

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“A fish and a bird may indeed fall in love, but where shall they live.” Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Committed, A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage’

 

 

All Tangled

Love is a many complexed thing,
a tangled exploration
of feelings on a threshold privately held,
and to speak it would be to unravel the
mystery unspeakable,
the conundrum of aching, longing,
a certain uncertainty,
shades between black and white,
that hold me fast.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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To Drink You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Stimulating – Word of the Day

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To Drink You

I held you with such care,
and caressed you,
you smelt so good,
felt so warm,
as you do every morning.
And, some days
I just want a double shot of you,
not so frothy,
hot and beautifully layered,
plenty to take in,
and I’m going to drink you
all the way,
just after I’ve finished this coffee.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Agreed At Our Center – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Agreed At Our Center

Sometimes I know what you’re thinking,
then I wonder that I’m hearing what you’re saying,
I wonder too what you’re not saying,
or if you’d say anything at all in this moment,
but I do know this,
we’re agreed at our center of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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