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Good Friends – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Purifying The Mind

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Photo: The breakaway at Jindalee, so still and quiet.

 

“Since all is empty, all is possible.”  Nāgārjuna

Good Friends

I was a younger man then
when I wrestled the kraken of nemesism
and made friends with silence and stillness,
almost by accident it seemed
leaning on the strainer post
looking out across the paddock
at the sunset painting itself,
and everything melted
just fell away,
leaving me light of heart,
ever since
my friends have stayed the course
in various guises,
and wherever I am they are there
a welcome balm
for my cosmogyral mind.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Whose Vulgarity? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Vulgar – Word of the Day

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I worry that we are becoming our parents.

 

 

Whose Vulgarity?

The older woman hissed
as the younger strutted past
her thong riding high
boyfriend clearly a plumber
and a gynaecologist,
piercings an insult
tattoos an injury to the eye,
and, O the language,
she muttered to herself:
clearly slutty
Vulgar,
bet she’s on the game,
on drugs,
on welfare
laughing at us,
right then
I turned and replied;
O mum your judgmentalism is
so utterly vulgar.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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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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Paul, pvcann.com

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Damn! – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Annoyed

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Damn!

Arms akimbo, pout solid on my mask,
a solitude of righteous innocence
I’m dudgeoned but you laughed which
riled me no end and then you kissed me,
damn, did you notice you made me smile?

©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

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Expression – 321 Quote Me

 

With thanks to The Bag Lady for tagging me in Rory’s 321 Quote Me.

 

Post two quotes on the topic of the day  and choose three bloggers who will quote and tag three more bloggers.

Topic today: Expression.

My choice of quotes :

 

“Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.” Evelyn Waugh

 

“Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.” Gunter Grass

 

My nominees are: Tessa, Nidhi, and Jenna

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity Is Catching!

Sunnies My Bunnies – Happiness and sunshine

The Sunshine Artist

 

Paul, pvcann.com

 

 

 

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Luxury – Friday Fun Challenge

Friday Fun – luxury

Every Friday Kate from aroused.blog puts up a Friday Fun challenge, this one is Luxury.

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Photo: Kings Canyon looking west, my idea of Luxury is anywhere in the bush.

 

Paul, pvcann.com

 

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Nature’s Gift

dVerse Poets – Haibun Monday – That Picnic

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Photo: parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au Walyunga National Park.

 

 

A short drive to Walyunga for early spring to see white water and take a trail walk. Backpacks filled with thermos, lunch, and picnic blanket. We find a quiet space and sit to wonder at the water flowing past and spring’s evidence everywhere.

Time was nature’s gift
inhibitions flew away,
heron were calling

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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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

 

Paul,   pvcann.com

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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

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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