Category Archives: Sonnet

Shades Of Her – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a sonnet (14 lines 10 syllables) with a choice of rhyming traditions, while also starting and finishing each line with the same word. The theme is shadow in honour of the Shadow Sonnet as originated by Amera M. Andersen. For more Information follow the link below.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Some Shadowy Lines

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“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” Emile Zola

Shades Of Her

She is so lovely to behold is she
like summer warm florals and the like,
see her perfect winsome ways you'll see
psych not she holds my feelings like a psych.

Ours the bond of love tight as ever ours,
eyes hers so deep reflect so in mine eyes,
powers of glistened lips through mine powers,
flies the look between us just as time flies.

But your love questions every doubtful but,
that smile I do so love a smile like that,
shut the door that all distractions may shut
pat each other like how we love a pat.

Kiss upon kiss to that unconscious kiss,
matching strokes our shadow passions matching.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Together We Conquer It All – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Ingrid is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write a poem in iambic pentameter.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Pounding the Pentameter


“Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” Mason Cooley

Together We Conquer It All

My dear friend you stir me to rise
to the challenge of this moment arrived,
I would rather have stayed in bed
and savoured my lovely lurid dreams,
those tides of mind that thrall me
and hold  against the swirling world
that exhausts me to retreat away
from the madding, baying crowd,
but you have called me forth
from my deep resistant slumber
to an awakening of myself as 
part of the greater, wide whole
of the spark of human endeavour,
where together we conquer it all.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, Iambic Pentameter, life, poem, quote, Sonnet