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Kiss – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille 73





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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Speak From Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”  Émile Zola


Speak From Me

The inner dualities,
centuries old,
rage within,
threatening emptiness, nakedness,
if I pick up my brush or my pen,
or maybe my spade,
my mind asks that striving question,
will it be profound?
Which is really a question of
will it matter?
Yet a more timid urge,
the one that seems less in the world,
at least, until the work is done,
is when the heart says,
speak from me.
There, at my very centre,
arises the profound,
my profound,
in all its authentic glory.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




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Desire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Goal – Word of the Day





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




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Holiday Girth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Corpulent – RDP Thursday




Holiday Girth

It just appeared one day,
just like that!
I was girt with holiday girth,
all those puddings, cakes and tarts,
another chocolate?
Oh, go on. you only live once!
Turkey, chicken, pork with trimmings,
the table sagging with weight,
just like my gut.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




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Not The Done Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Done


Photo: United Nations Human Rights

Not The Done Thing

It’s just not cricket,
it simply isn’t the done thing,
to want more when more is more than we need,
while the earth cries out for rest,
and people are crying for basic needs.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Note: “It’s just not cricket” refers to the sport or game of cricket where fair-play is paramount. To say that something is not cricket means that something is not fair, that justice is absent, that something is wrong, something is unacceptable.



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O So – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

White – RDP Saturday



O So

So silky smooth, white and creamy,
full bodied and richly flavoured,
with such a delightfully light froth,
and poured out like satin,
O how I love the feel of your kind skin.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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Christmas Tag 2018

The Bag Lady


A big thank you to The Bag Lady for tagging me in this Christmas quiz. If you haven’t already, then you must check out her wonderful and diverse blog.

The rules

You must thank the person who nominated you.
Link back to the nominating blog and use the graphic provided.
Answer the questions.
Nominate three people or more if you like.
Given the nominees 10 questions to answer (or use the previous ones).

The Questions For Me

1. How do you celebrate Christmas?
A. We have a mixture of responses to Christmas, simple gifts usually charity based offerings (buying something for a developing community), a very simple meal these days (it’s usually hot here 30 – 38 C), Mass has been part of my life for as long as I can remember as a celebration. Gathering with family and friends. Conversation is the main feature and there’s always good wine and whiskey.

2. Do you have a favourite Christmas carol or hymn?
A. Yes, O Come, O come, Emmanuel – this version by Folk Angel (Enya too)

3. Do you like snow?
A. Yes, I grew up with it in England, technically there’s no snow where I live now, but I’m not sure I want to live with it again.

4. What is your favourite contemporary song?
A. ‘Joy To The World’ as sung by the late Aretha Franklin.

5. What does your Christmas dinner table look like?
A. Lunch is more the Aussie focus with salads and cold meats for us, good wine, craft beers. Dinner, also mainly salads, comes with pudding and/or Christmas cake if anyone has room.

6. What is your favourite Christmas memory?
A. So many. An early one was that my dirt poor parents had saved for Christmas one year and I got a railway set which I know now cost a fair bit.

7. If you could take a paid two week break this time of year, what would you do and why?
A. I generally do take that break and we catch up with friends and family as this is a fabulous time here for lunching and BBQs and lounging over conversation.

8. Do you have a favourite Christmas book or piece of literature?
A. ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.


9. Is there a Christmas movie that you don’t like?
A. No.

10. Do you have a favourite Christmas special?
A. In the past – Dr. Who Christmas specials, but they moved them to new year.


Questions For Nominees

1. How do you celebrate Christmas?
2. Say something about your earliest Christmas memory.
3. What is your favourite Christmas Carol?
4. What is your favourite Christmas movie?
5. Do you have a favourite Christmas story or piece of literature?
6. What would be the perfect Christmas for you?
7. What is your favourite contemporary Christmas song?
8. What is your favourite Christmas dish?
9. If you could have a paid two week vacation at this time, what would you do and why?
10. Is there something you don’t like about Christmas?


My Tags  (If you can’t – no pressure)


Giggles & Tales

Katherine’s Blog




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Friday foto fun – leaves


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Fig leaves – but they are part of a fig seedling growing out of a Cape Lilac Tree – wonderful symbiosis which is not even normal.





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A Curious Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?


A Curious Thing

A curious thing so bright and bold,
such a contrast to the snow?
what on earth is it for?
Superman booth?
Underpants on the outside,
of course.
A telephone,it says,
I vaguely remember one once,
on my grandmother’s bench,
in her retirement home,
but just to be sure,
I’ll just Google it,
of course.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




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3.2.1 Quote Me! Nomination – Imagination

3.2.1 Quote Me! Imagination


Painting: “Easter” by ©Paul Vincent Cannon

It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated for the 3.2.1 Quote Me! A big thank you to msjadeli at  and please check out her blog.

I will post two quotes dedicated to the Topic of the Day, which is Imagination. The origin of the challenge comes from Rory  This is a fun way to challenge, so thank you msjadeli and to Rory for the opportunity to take part. And please check out his blog.

If you are curious and love quotes then check out the 3.2.1 Quote Me! Directory at 3.2.1 Quote Me! Directory

Topic For Today: “Imagination”

“It is of course ironical that I, a psychiatrist, should at almost every step of my experiment have run into the same psychic material which is the stuff of psychosis and is found in the insane. This is the fund of unconscious images which fatally confuse the mental patient. But it is also the matrix of a mythopoeic imagination which has vanished from our rational age. Though such imagination is present everywhere, it is both tabooed and dreaded, so that it even appears to be a risky experiment or a questionable adventure to entrust oneself to the uncertain path that leads into the depths of the unconscious.

It is considered the path of error, of equivocation and misunderstanding. I am reminded of Goethe’s words “Now let me dare to open wide the gate/past which men’s steps have ever flinching trod.” The second part of Faust too, was more than a literary exercise. It is a link in the Aurea Catena which has existed from the beginnings of philosophical alchemy and Gnosticism down to Nietzsche’s Zarathrustra. Unpopular, ambiguous, and dangerous, it is a voyage of discovery to the other pole of the world.” Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections.

and …

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”  Lewis Carroll

Both quotes are very close to my heart.


Thank the nominator.
Post two quotes for the dedicated topic of the day.
Select three bloggers to take part in the 3.2.1 Quote Me!

*Note: Although it is a Topic For The Day there is in fact no specific deadline which means you are free to participate when you can.

My Nominees are:

Positive Side Of The Coin


Charmed Chaos



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