To Have – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


dVerse Poets – Quadrille

De at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) using the word fix, or any of its forms.



“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”  T.S. Eliot

To Have

To have and to hold
that objet d’promesse,
panacea of the hours
since the Edenic dawn,
the reason, the will,
to live the moments and
scale walls as mountains,
or suffer drudge in strides,
glorious aroma of life,
that first fix sip,
le cafe.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: objet d’promesse (Fr.) – object of promise; le cafe (Fr.) – the coffee.


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