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Found You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse De is hosting Quadrille (44 words) night.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Magnetic

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“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” Maya Angelou

Found You

Of course, 
I drifted off at some point,
lost in the melodrama of
north, true north and 
magnetic north, which all 
seemed very northy to me,
a desperate invocation of
the obvious made darker,
instead, I set my compass 
to love and found you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Whole Circus – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now.” Rumi

The Whole Circus

I like that my dystopian corners are quieter,
and calm still weaves through the convoluted
clutter of the greek tragedies  of my life
that disturb the meadows of my mind,
as wind excoriates dry grass in late summer
of the distended days of fiction on fire with
lacerated confusion, so I simply shut the 
door and sat without expectation, letting 
the whole circus pass me by.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Philosopher’s Lament – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Reason

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“No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos.” D.H. Lawrence

Philosopher's Lament

Perhaps,
but the path is not 
conquered by having a why,
certainty is so easily undone
and knowing is not in the mind,
to touch another in soul moments
is to unfetter the universe and 
recast the lights of heaven as
dandelion seeds on the breath
of desire, a love thermal to 
carry the world to heights yet
unknown beyond the very
smallness of reason,
perhaps, yes,
life is far more organic.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Darkness – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.” Edward Abbey

Darkness

Have you known those deep ecstasies having
ventured into that impenetrable darkness
which shines its light for a path beyond
the stolid middle towards the wild, beckoning, 
fringes of everything where the rays of darkness
illumine mystery's sweet reversal,
vesting you in raiment of understanding
that has no possible words only sighs?

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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With Moon – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“A dreamer is one who can only find their (his, sic) way by moonlight ….” Oscar Wilde

With Moon 

I was over dressed in thought as I 
meandered the joys of my uneven
shoreline, with moon on my shoulder,
unspoken for a time until the
water beckoned across the warm 
expanse and I waded out into the
cool sublime and swam my emotions
in the calm where moon undressed my 
thoughts and swam with me.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Her Sigh – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Love is a burning desire, that makes your heart light on fire.” Ritu Ghatourey

Her Sigh

The softness of her sigh touched
my tidal dream with eloquent slow
water on the softest pillows of 
sand clouds on summer days
when worlds not seen come close
in gauzy thinness that I touch but
only with a feltness of heart that
wells up in me and wants to love the 
whole swirling lot of her.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Her Soft Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Bjorn is hosting MTB at dVerse and has invited us to develop a poem from a list. dVerse Poets – Meeting The Bar – Lists That Google Gives Us

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“Love is not consolation. It is light.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Her Soft Light

Moon was not in my sky,
she was out somewhere with
pisces, meeting new faces,
I could hear her laughter cascading
across the atmosphere and I 
determined a direction,
her soft light leading my curious
heart, which lead to, of all places,
the seventh house, and 
I smiled because the night
had not long begun and 
moon was young again, 
I didn't even knock.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

The Google search gave me “Moon is in the seventh house.”

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The Darkness You Bring – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The essence of lying is in deception, not in words” John Ruskin

The Darkness You Bring

In the darkness of my moments,
those particular moments of keen
observation that I extract from my
wounded veneer comes a cacophony 
of retorts to show my indignation
that you are less than you said you were
in your arrogant summation of self that
placed you above while yet you were below,
at least when I took privilege to judge you it
certainly seemed so, and you were so utterly
disappointing and yet it is not I you offend,
but the very world of innocence and, though
I would do nothing in response you are no
less lighter in the weight of the darkness
you bring which leaves us all desperately 
looking for light we cannot find in ourselves,
but you came to this in your own way,
no one set the axe to your foundation,
you cut yourself down

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Everything – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Pathetic Fallacy (conveying emotions/mood using references to weather).

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“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” Susan J. Bissonette

Everything

My vulnerable bones fulminate against winter's lingering 
chill and my mouth speaks mistily of earth's grand tilt
south up, as Helios smiles dispelling the grey oppression
of now parting in weak resistance to the coming light 
that warms a promise of hope as nature speaks in loud 
colours of life, birthing out of rain's pregnant desire for 
something fresh, new, verdant, in my deepest self,
where buds are coiled in wait of springing forth into the
very next moment of the unmeasured joy of everything.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Alleluias Of Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” Allen Ginsberg

Alleluias Of Love

Moon dreamed in my moments
the essence of my being,
nurturing the opening of a generous
fissure where the well-spring of life
overflowed and soul words erupted
like a river of ecstasy rising up from
my centre to greet the world with 
alleluias of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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