The Canvas – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


At dVerse Laura is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write in response to painting titles. Of the five title choices I chose the first: “A Painter Without A Brush” by Gerhard Richter (2019)

dVerse Poets – Poetics – The Poet As Painter

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“Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the painter who dares and who has broken the spell of ‘you can’t’ once and for all.’ ” Vincent Van Gogh

The Canvas
 The canvas stared at him long, taunting him, daring him to move sans brush upon its surface, he stared back smilingly happy, slowly he undressed and rolled up his shirt and soaked it in paint, and frenzied it across the silent canvas, all at once, fingers, arms, legs, with every inch of body, he kissed and caressed that canvas with a language of colour rarely…

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One Liner Wednesday – March 24, 2021

Keep it alive

Linda is the host of One Liner Wednesday

Today, Linda has stated that she will abstain from using social media in the evenings for a week. I found something about social media too;

A fixation with connecting with ‘friends’ online comes with the risk of disconnection with friends waiting for you to be present in the offline world.

Craig Hodges




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When She Kisses You I Hope You See Stars

A Writer's Soul

She shines like the sun, bright and beautiful, but deadly to look to closely to,
Glowing in the dim lighting, as fragile as the problems of the world,
Waiting to be exploited and mocked for a false sense of gain.
Yet you are drawn to her out of a familiarity I can’t grasp,
With a need I cannot begin to understand.
They say the hearts of young lovers are yet to be understood,
That poets and artists cannot capture the beauty of something so unearthly.
But all they need is to look at her, and they will understand the unnatural appeal.
She is a beauty I can never hope to be,
And I sink into the shadows because my shine cannot compare.
I want a love that is able to move mountains and shatter hearts,
But love is too much of a bitch to ever intentionally cause that kind of…

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Quotations On Perseverance

Come Read These Great Quotes – Especially Eleanor Roosevelt’s!

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NPG x13208; Herbert George Wells by George Charles Beresford (

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

H. G. Wells



“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

Theodore Roosevelt



“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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