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The Agony – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Fire – Word of the Day

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The Agony

How can something burn
and yet never consume,
when entire forests fall to ash
and futures are cauterised by flames
so intense they erase history
and futures yet unthought?
And yet we burn
with an intensity that would consume
entire forests
but we are not ready to surrender
to the sting of the flames,
we desire the sweetness of fire
but not its end,
we want that sacred ground
of the agony of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Temperature Rising – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Temperature – RDP Thursday

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Temperature Rising

We started at zero,
undressing,
caressing,
falling,
sliding,
temperature rising,
sweating,
feverish,
a commensurate act
we were lost
over the edge
and then came back
starting at zero.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Unbridled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Devour – Word of the Day

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Unbridled

Try as it might
the rain couldn’t dampen our fever,
we were gone
so drunk on passion,
the rivulets an outward sign
of the cascade within
and, casting reason to the wind,
what began as civil
became unbridled pleasure
as we devoured each other.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Spent – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Air – RDP Saturday

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Nunc scio quid sit amor  Now I know what love is.

 

Spent

The moment needed no words
we conversed in other ways
till we made our point
and then we lay exhausted, spent
the air sucked right out of us
in breathless, telegraphic counterpoint.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Just Give It A Scratch – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Itching – Word of the Day

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Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch, 1955.

 

Just Give It A Scratch

One thousand books on keeping it real,
another thousand on spicing it up,
those experts will save you
from boredom or spat,
from those
seven rash years, well
just give it a scratch,
like you used to do
back when loved seemed a match.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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The Key – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Key – RDP Monday

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The Key

Sun kissed
petals undone
you opened in the warmth
and rejoiced
moist,
glassy,
smooth and
sweetly perfumed,
unfurling before me,
raw, naked,
beautiful,
my tender caress
the key.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Ms Palette – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Colour – RDP Sunday

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“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.”  John Ruskin

 

Ms Palette

Some people are very grey,
while some are plain beige,
that’s who they are,
others, unfortunately,
are determinedly black or white
and entirely predictable,
some are bohemian rainbows,
free spirits,
some,
like my girl,
colour my day.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Kiss – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille 73

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Kiss

Today I spoke to you in
a language so intense,
with more love than latin,
and most certainly french,
a language that feels,
as tongues speak of ecstasy,
and lips are guided by heart,
a veritable feast on
which to gorge,
yet never sated.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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The Indescribable Point – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Zenith – Word of the Day

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Note: In astronomy terms the zenith is a location point directly above you.

“Filled with rapture his soul yearned for freedom, space, vastness.Over him the heavenly dome, full of quiet, shining stars, hung boundlessly … The silence of the earth seemed to merge with the silence of the heavens and the mystery of the earth touched the mystery of the stars.”  Fyodor Dostoevsky

 

The Indescribable Point

We reached for the indescribable point,
having left our anchored ordinary,
entering time without time,
and losing the rails of thought,
yet we knew a knowing,
as our bodies spoke an urgency,
to meet above ourselves,
and fall into luxurious abandon,
washed in desire.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Fused – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Combine – Word of the Day

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Fused

Heated undulations,
rapture,
thrill,
to the precipice we raced,
and as we collapsed
in the aftermath,
we held together,
fused,
reluctant to return
to our former selves,
not wanting to be found
less than this moment.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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