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Right Now – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a poem using the first line of the first poem for each month of 2022 (found poetry or found lines).

dVerse Poets – MTB – Finding It First

Right Now


Sun heats the earth,
hitchcockian howl growl winds push water into
thunderous demolition of delicate sands,
it wasn't sudden by any means.

I want to sit in the light,
sometimes we are like an overflowing glass;
the road behind has been and is no more.

To feel complete detachment
my friend's father took us fishing one night,
I watched him for a while.

If you drift,
walking,
do you speak with your voice?


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Line Links:

Line one - Journey to Celebration
Line two - The Unfolding
Line three - No Bluff On The Knoll
Line four - Everything
Line five - The Paradox
Line six     The Real Journey
Line seven -  Nothing Should Own Us
Line eight  -  Beware The Hooks
Line nine  - Just Stop
Line 10 -  Those Coral Crowns
Line 11 - Not Alone
Line 12 -  From The Let Go

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In My Springtime – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a poem in the Zen style. For more detail and examples please follow the link below.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Zen Poetry

“When the body and mind are at peace, all things appear as they are: perfect, complete, lacking nothing.” Dogen

In My Springtime

I saw a road and 
I set out on its journey,
seeking the songs of magpies,
a spring soliloquy of life.

In the walking
the road was not a road,
the journey was not a journey,
there were no songs of magpies.

A little further and
the road was a road again,
the journey was mine and I 
began to understand the songs of magpies.


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How Light I Am – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to construct a poem by using the last lines from the last twelve poems written or, use a last lines index from a book to construct from the poems of others.

dVerse Poets – MTB – In My End Is My Beginning

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“What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.” Charlie Chaplin

How Light I Am

Called Aphrodite
while mulling over the juice of my thoughts,
and then there were none,
is life always having to reduce to mere frippery,
and neither am I  or the things I hold close,
once you notice them
I never want to let go,
is love impotent,
navigated wreckage,
the next fully alive,
O how I wish I could see it,
how light I am.


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Dear Alex – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to choose one of five book inscriptions and use it as an epigram, and they to write a poem.

dVerse Poets – Meeting The Bar – On The Fly Leaf

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The inscription I chose was:

“Alex – a few moments of reading pleasure in return for an evening of sensual delights. Denis” Jean Anthelme

Dear Alex

Dear Alex,
I've binned the bottles and stowed
the leftover chicken,
O what a night we had,
a drunken reverie fit for Bacchus,
like a game of twister gone wrong,
interweaving, interloping,
our glass always full,
I finished the cheese on which we supped,
and I washed your skirt that fell with grace,
which you left with haste as we dined with lust
upon our divine flesh,
salted with amour.


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The Fighter – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Bjorn is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a Bref Double. Bjorn offers some fine detail so follow the link below. A Bref Double is a French quatorzain so it can fool you into thinking it might be a sonnet but it isn’t, due to the variable and various rhyme schemes. It consists of three quatrains and a couplet, fourteen lines in total. There is no meter, but the lines should be the same length. Generally a short narrative though some use lyrical form.

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“You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.” Golda Meir

The Fighter

He was almost discarded,
smaller than a shoebox,
ladies size well under,
her wishes complied.

Never disregarded,
a young man stolid,
grown as an athlete,
his father took pride.

His life wasn't horrid,
defied modern medicine,
marathons of foot fleet,
but also man of thunder.

Ever shy and guarded,
a miracle of wonder.


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Note: as the story goes, the doctors felt that my father might not survive post birth, he was very premature and it was suggested that he be "let go." He went on to run marathons and took up amateur boxing, winning awards in both. He was a fighter in every sense of the word.

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Since And Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to choose one of five lines and to invert the line to vertical making each word the beginning of a line for a new poem.

The line I have chosen is “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part.” from ‘Idea 61’ by Michael Drayton.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Vertical Lines of kisses

“I never want to stop making memories with you.” Pierre Jeanty

Since And Again

Since the first time
there's been no holding back,
no sense of moderation,
help me in my distress,
come, hold me closer, tighter,
let us retire to best of
us in every possible way,
kiss me now with thick passion,
and again, again,
part from me never.


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The Key – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write an uplifting poem using the form Eleventh Power (eleven lines per stanza(s) and eleven syllables per line)

dVerse Poets – MTB – The Eleventh Power and more

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“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to healing the world.” Marianne Williamson

The Key

She had long bright coloured ribbons in her eyes
with mind full of of multilayered conversations,
all covered in rainbow dots of confetti.
a palpable joy filled this beautiful space
as she rose to speak of near and distant shores,
where love was never consumed only given,
and life, where life was held as precious and sacred,
one doubter hung a long dark cloud of question,
but no shadow crossed the valley of her smile,
which lifted our long impoverished spirits,
offering that the key was in our own hearts.


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I’m Done With Labels – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse guest host Anna is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a poem around an aphorism.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

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“When you judge another , you do not define them you define yourself.” Wayne Dyer

I'm Done With Labels 

I love the fluidity of life,
everyday and erasure of lines,
the blending of black and white,
an end of claustrophobic totality,
accepting the flow that makes life,
rejoicing in corners, crags and creeks,
following forks of divergence,
watching the herd thunder past,
I'm done with labels and postures,
I'e always thought it best not to judge,
live and let live I always say.


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But – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Bjorn is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a poem of dissonance. For further details and an informative link follow the link below.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Meet The Bar With Dissonance

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“Dissonance is the truth about harmony.” Theodor Adorno

But

I sit to sip,
the brew is kind but 
the battle hardened walls 
ricochet shrill, gaudy, laughter
unsettling my mood, 
my ears assaulted by the 
grinder's piercing turbine 
making speech redundant, 
along with scraping chairs, 
clanking cups, call that a ringtone, 
and keep your polite frivol of exchange,
I rise to go for sanity.


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I Sigh For More – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write about dawn with either a poem about greeting dawn or lovers parting at dawn.

dVerse Poets – MTB – Morning Has Broken

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“The dawn of beauty always comes after night.” Sorin Cerin

I Sigh For More

Sweet dew upon your lips, your hips,
I trace your skin and brush your cheek,
my eyes are filled with all of you,
my cup is full, our love flows over and over, 
now rent by curtained slivers of dawn,
you rise and I adore then soon you are gone,
leaving me with memories, my fondest, 
the gentle calm of your breathing,
I sigh for more.


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