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Red shoes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Shoe – RDP Wednesday – Shoe

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Red Shoes

Of all that could possibly be invited
to the circus of my mind,
my dreams
of gods and angels,
were annulled in favour
of a pair of flamboyant red shoes
attached to beauty,
and, in the moment I turned
to speak to her,
I was awakened
and she was gone,
tonight as I lie in bead
I hope to glimpse
that eternity again.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Four Sheets – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Sheets – RDP – Sunday

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Four Sheets

As dusk settled
we set sail again
the winds were pushing hard,
we turned and turned
three sheets a broadside,
and how we rolled about
in the dark murky deep,
each time coming
back from the brink,
shouting and grappling
we clung for life
as waves crashed all around us,
then, as dawn approached,
we reached beyond
a sweat upon our brow,
we were four sheets on love
our longing now consumed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Stillness That Moves – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night

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Stillness That Moves

That feeling
when stillness moves,
vertiginous upheaval
transfer of heat,
second law of the
thermodynamics of love
rising,
growing,
but should it cool
then let the grasses
caress you to a
stillness that moves.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Treasured Trespass – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Treasured Trespass

There
a scintilla,
don’t blink,
this treasured trespass of skinship
a serein of feathery fingered polyrhythm,
seraphic sweetness
flourish of hope,
longing to fall into this field of dreams
clothed in knowing daisies,
a chain of love around our hearts
ever the stickied honey of desire.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Rouge Desire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Alchemy with Laurie Lee

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“That first long secret drink of golden fire, juice of those valleys and of that time, wine of the wild orchards, of russet summer, of plump red apples, and Rosie’s burning cheeks. Never to be forgotten, or ever tasted again.”    ‘Cider With Rosie’ by Laurie Lee

The challenge by Laura Bloomsbury of dVerse Poets is to take a piece of prose by Laurie Lee and work it into a poem.

 

Rouge Desire

I drank of you that secret drink,
that juice of wild valleys
that moistened your ruby lips
of apple red seduction.

I sat with you in those russet hallways
of sun marked scapes of wonder,
and counted cotton candy clouds
that sugared us with joy.

Memories like clocks who ever know
how we loved each other like a
baroque lilting of romantic flow,
never scrumpy, always smooth as wine.

Your golden haired hypnotic dazzle
unforgettable in all eyes of seeing,
your fiery cheeks like rouge desire
for a love delighting in its time.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Subtle – VJs Weekly Challenge 54

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Invitation

Days passed
as sly glances became overt
with no response,
though no overture was proffered
she dallied by the lift
and waited by the copier,
he was oblivious
until that one day
she lingered in the cafe,
sat next to him, and
hit him with an invitation
written on her face.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Divine – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Rose – RDP Friday

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Divine

So delicate this bud,
to trace that skin
atop its slender stem,
pure velvet
so smooth
fine
unrevealed
divine to touch,
to caress
so,
so beautiful,
beyond words,
desirable,
and the perfume,
well,
you know
Roses
are a little the same.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Silence

He was garrulous and rambling
leaving no gaps in which she
could venture into the
conversation that had lost its
original point some time ago,
and wishing to return to the
moment of themselves,
that iridescent intimacy that
comes with soul-gazed eyes
and phosphorescent halos in
an attentiveness that filters
out the world to a distant hum,
she leaned in and pulled him
closer, sealing the silence
with her lips.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Beautiful Hurt – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Beautiful Hurt

Stocking fire,
my hands were burned,
you smiled
afterwards,
meanwhile, the agony
was beautiful hurt.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Only Onwards – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Chase – RDP Monday

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Only Onwards

We ran through the leaves
as time ran through us,
together we laughed
as we took turns
one after the other
dancing,
ever forwards,
no shoulder glances
to fix regret,
only onwards
like moths
towards the light
that has burned
since the beginning,
lighting our way
and ever waiting
for us to land.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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