Tag Archives: dVerse Poetics

More – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse guest host Sanaa has invited us to write exploring erotica as a literary genre (what makes a poem erotic?).

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Erotica

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“Speechless, we made love in mist and clouds.” Lan Ling

More

She smiled 
as she teased two cherries
with her glistening lips,
rolling their smoothness
around her eager tongue,
grazing them gently
until they surrendered
their sweet juice upon
her chin, and he smiled
as she took two more.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Very Fruit – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Rosemarie at dVerse has invited us to write a poem using the word wheat, or any of its derivatives. dVerse Poets – Poetics – Wheat

Photo: wa.gov.au Combine harvester working a wheat paddock in Western Australia.

“In the very end of harvest, scarcity and want shall shun you; Cere’s blessing so is on you.” Ceres – ‘The Tempest’ Act 1V Scene 1 – William Shakespeare

The Very Fruit

Mungo hummed a tune as he circled
the paddock in steely revolutions,
a sacrifice to the gods as the
whirling blades cut swathe after
swathe of golden denison, 
the very fruit of Ceres hips,
sown broad in ripe April's arms
detined to crust his lips
with loaf and brew along
that old Friday fertility rite,
and Mungo hummed a tune.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Notes: 
Denison is a wheat strain used in parts of W.A.
Ceres is the Roman goddess of the growth of food plants. 

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Only Dreams – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Lisa at dVerse has invited us to write a poem using the word (or derivative of) clown. dVerse Poets – Poetics – Clowning Around

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“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” Anais Nin

Only Dreams

We were agog in teens town,
all oxford bags and platforms
and we knew that the answers were
always at the back of the book,
there were no questions then,
only dreams to be made true,
including Romy, but she left the
party early, restless as always,
"Mate, don't be a clown, go after her"
they urged as if it were a sport,
but if it were the rules were unclear,
and I knew that her street smarts
would expose my innocent bravado,
so I clowned inside.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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In The Wake – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Come Sail

Sarah at dVerse has invited us to write a poem about boats of any type.

Photo: yours truly out on the Blackwood River

“The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness, freedom almost forgotten.” Sigurd F. Olson

In The Wake

The dolphins are laughing
while the grebe casts a wary eye
as I cut a swathe through Neptunes land,
gently gouging the surface
my shoulders sway as the double-ended
paddle crosses over, slicing the 
grey-green expanse, forcing it
against itself as a passage of time
in the wake of all that is.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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We Were – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Open Link Night

Lillian at dVerse is hosting Open Link Night where we post a poem of our choosing.

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“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

We Were

We were talking about Plato
as you do over wine and,
soon enough, Descartes,
just as I thought I thought I 
was for a mo, until we 
moved to the moderns
when she confessed Derrida
and all that jazz, waxing
lyrical about deconstruction
as I slowly unbuttoned her
blouse, after which we were 
completely existential.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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I’ll Have Two – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Merril at dVerse has invited us to write about revolution.

dVerse – Poetics – Revolution

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Dylan, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, and dozens more but the Beatles too …

“You say you want a revolution ….” Lennon, McCartney.

I'll Have Two

We threw a cocktail party
at the barricades last night,
Molotov was served
without olives and
there was a riot with
flags cast down,
ideals thrown more
quickly than any thoughts
that might be given to them,
and even though it wasn't
very pretty, in spite of all
that waste and blood,
we gave our lives so that
none would choke on the
air thick and cloying with lies,
and for the pleasure of 
wiping the smugness off
the faceless puppeteers,
for just one moment.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Never – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Privilege – dVerse Poetics

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Cartoon: Kirk Anderson of MolotovComics.com found out upworthy.com

Never

I walk the streets,
I go into places and spaces,
I talk back
I stand my ground,
I question the police,
I speak a common idiom
and anticipate understanding,
a nod and a wink.
If I raise my voice, I’m assertive,
If I forget my wallet
it’s like, come back tomorrow,
I never have to think of my
colour or gender.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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