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Fish For The Moon – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lillian is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write a poem using one or more compound words separated but without any intervening words, within a poem. I chose the compound Starfish.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Compound Me

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“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the moon.” Galileo Galilei

Fish For The Moon

One night you said,
look at the sky, and I
marvelled at the array of lights,
and you asked if I had noticed 
the brightest one in Orion, 
O yes, Rigel, without a doubt
a grand star, fish for the moon
I said, it is a goddess far beyond
the mere twinkling lights afar.


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Being Shelfish – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Poetry Form with an invitation to write a synchronicity poem (for more detail, click the link below), eight lines 8-8-2 syllable form, last two verses twist.

dVerse Poets – Poetry Form – Synchronicity

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“Books are uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King

Being Shelfish 

He was completely devoted,
ever the blind doting partner,
long held.

His love utterly unquestioned,
her many wishes his desire,
so fete.

Summer disposition so clear,
holiday lovers in a rash,
replete.

Sneaking beyond all the confines,
cigarettes and liquor hidden,
ashamed.

Looking out for the prying elders,
those green lemon suckers defiled,
by love.

His hands wandered her ample scape,
her body given to his touch,
so played.

She loved this game above all else,
the same every Thursday reading,
hidden.

She loved those torrid romance books,
her florid face library bid,
safely.


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Yes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.” Anna Held

Yes

Never a word in
this delicious conversation,
your eyes yessed mine
with unnerving penetration,
without invitation,
your corners creased with
Persephone's confidence,
your gentle assault overrunning 
my fleeting ambivalence,
putting doubt to the sword in
deft strokes of sparkle.


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Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” Oscar Wilde

Together

The place where we lay down together,
this spiced bed of infinite pleasures,
an imaginarium that fills my senses,
opening me to the sacred moment,
everything taking on new meaning,
with feelings like white water, dangerous
and ecstatic, all at once, a place 
hallowed by the enfolding of love.

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By Way Of An Answer – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Oh, put your mouth on mine and leave it so ….” Mary Carolyn Davies

By Way Of An Answer 

The question arose when my greedy mouth
collapsed with hunger upon yours, and no
words could be conjured to answer the 
silence, except the pulsing of my temples,
threatening to burst like a pierced water
main sharing its pressure with umbrellas 
and hats, bathed in choral rainbows, sung
in summer rain, taking me along alterity;
the question arose when my greedy mouth
collapsed with hunger upon yours.


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You Wanted Me To See You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I want to be in love with you the same way I am in love with the moon with the light shining out of its soul.” Sanober khan

You Wanted Me To See You

Moon whispered softly,
I saw you clearly as I
looked in your midnight window,
content in your dallied traverse,
risking your carpeted domain 
to open windowed review,
your thoughts naked,
your eyes telling a story so 
easily given away, but then,
you wanted me to see you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Dream Jewel – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” Lord Byron.





The Dream Jewel

Where is the jewel I dreamt
in this sea of ordinary stones,
where shines the emerald, the 
ruby, on this dusty plain,
I searched everywhere and I
looked long and hard down
lanes and valleys, hoping for 
some seeker's sign to point me
on my way, until that day, a
perfect day, a glint shone 
through the melancholic dust,
the most precious jewel I'd 
ever seen, she held me in 
her beauty, a beauty deeper 
than the eye perceived.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Baring Her Soul – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write using some form of the word embrace. dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Embrace

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“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the moon.” Galileo Galilei

Baring Her Soul

The revelled edge of night's memory
softened to a surreal stillness of
quiet beauty, the calm before the 
passion, the moment of adventurous
eyes seeking the other's horizon of
subtle knowing in delicate movement,
moon smiled, shed her shawl, baring
her soul for embrace.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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An Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Clothing means nothing until someone lives in them.” Marc Jacobs

An Invitation 

Her modest hem was garrulous,
all shouty and and look at me glances
setting fire to water, while her demur
look was betrayed by the spice of her 
eyes that stirred tremors, while the
silence of her lips was undone by a
persuasive smile, an invitation to an 
awkward tango of discovery, a navigation 
of moments paper thin, it was then that I 
remembered to breathe.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Silently – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Whispers are often thunderous.” Richard Smyth

Silently

You silently sang those words of whisper
that coursed the stars and penetrated my
heart with such a gentle violence of love
that disordered my clever words with a
liminal combustion, sparking a new
direction beyond the order of my chaos
and by which I am now composed of 
questions that stir my very essence.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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