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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

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Warm Solution – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Riddle – Word of the Day

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Warm Solution

The cloak of your mystery
opens to reveal but a riddle,
your lips,
are they passion?
Or, are they dark heart?
Immovable,
hypnotised by your gaze,
I just stood there,
but you solved the riddle,
as your cloak fell,
and you opened your arms.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Desire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Goal – Word of the Day

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Desire

The ageless dance,
an inner landscape of desire
so difficult to articulate,
but which can be spoken by other means,
a language so sensual the soul sings,
and if enunciated carefully,
whole worlds become transparent,
as we discovered,
while the daisies smiled over us.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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As I Crave You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Wish – Word of the Day

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“To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.” Jane Austen, ‘Sense and Sensibility’

 

As I Crave You

My hope was tame,
too timid to hold me
as my longing felt as my feelings
were being pulled as cable from a shaft.
I’m dizzy,
and in my desire,
virtues fall away as old faded posters,
as time yellows waiting,
and the winds of expectation
push through me.
My longing is pregnant,
shamelessly exposed,
as I crave you,
as I crave you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Completely Lost – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Enrapture – Word of the Day

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Completely Lost

I’m not sure what possessed me,
well, no, that’s not really true,
you did as you passed by,
and I reached out to take your hand,
strangers though we were.
I wanted to reach out to you,
you smiled like the morning sun,
unfazed by my brazen move,
and I lost myself in your welcoming eyes,
then after coffee,
I lost myself completely
in your ruby lips.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Knowing

Fathom – Word of the Day

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Knowing

If I could kedge your mysterious depths,
that I might navigate safely,
the channels of emotion
that course our veins,
and so, not risk the reefs of disappointment
and wreckage of love.
To fathom your feelings,
to know for sure,
that I am yours.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: Kedging is the old art of guiding a sailing ship into bays and channels using a longboat to row ahead and plot a safe course and drop an anchor allowing the ship to pull itself against the anchor and move the course safely. It helped many a tall ship avoid running aground, or hitting a reef. The method is also used to rescue ships that ran aground, technically using the anchor as a lever to pull against, thus setting the ship free.

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Paul,

pvcann.com

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Was It Really Love?

Voluptuous – Word of the Day

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Imelda May (celebs101.com), singer, musician who is accomplished in blues, jazz, and rockabilly. In my mind, a visual definition of voluptuous.

 

Was It Really Love?

Warm Juno,
luscious Venus,
curved angel of delight,
with Lucifer upon your lips,
revenant of my dreams,
flame of my youth,
was it really love?

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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Surrender

Alliance – Word of the Day pexels-photo-1246960.jpeg

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Surrender

Across the trench I see you readying to make a move,
the flares go up, a sure sign,
a prelude to a barrage,
the whoosh of shells and chatter of guns,
staccato, a painful beauty.
The shouting,
the frenzy,
down comes the wire,
the whites of their eyes,
that moment of surrender.
And, just as soon, comes the silence,
as before, so afterwards,
ordnance expended, tension eased.
Now we hold each other prisoner
the distance is closed,
an alliance begins,
in this tortuous war we call love,
where no one wins
and everyone loses together.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul,

pvcann.com

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Our Beautiful Storm

dVerse – Quadrille Monday

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Our Beautiful Storm

Warm as the night was
you shivered as I drew you closer,
and we descended into a maelstrom,
waves washing over us,
so fierce,
yet so gentle.
Carefully we chartered a course
and found a safe harbour,
devouring our storm,
now utterly spent,
sated.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Our Carnival

Carnival – Word of the Day

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Masquerade by Johanna Rohrbough – Pinterest

 

Our Carnival

I felt your presence in the madding crowd,
your hand sought mine
in the whirl of dance and blur of sounds.
And out of the bacchanalian chaos came stillness,
as the crowd swept over us,
round us,
beyond us,
and we were alone in eye of the storm.
Your energy radiated
as if you were the carnival incarnate,
and your mask could not hide
the intention in your eyes.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul,

pvcann.com

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