Juice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Linda at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) on the subject of brambles. dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Brambles

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“The tastiest berries are often hidden. Do not despair if you haven’t found true love. Look under the leaves and branches of convention.” Khang Kijarro Nguyen


By sun's zenith we plunged on
filling our baskets brim,
our shirts stained and torn,
your cheek bleeding,
eyes smiling and lips fulsome;
by moon's zenith we plunge
into the juice of life with
sugar tongued, 
softly encrusted,
moist slices of
your blackberry pie.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Post some words of wisdom that speak to you…

Cyranny's Cove


I love WordPorn.

It’s been a while since I last posted one of these in The Cove, but I thought it fit today’s challenge beautifully.

The above comparison really speaks to me because, like a lot of people, I used to be very prompt to scrap an otherwise great day, because of a short upsetting conversation, or a negative event that only momentarely shook my good vibes.

When you sit and really think about it, it seems stupid that five bad minutes could set the tone for a whole day.

You’ll probably agree that this often happens when at work. So let’s do some quick math. I take an average of about a hundred calls per day, roughly. And in all honesty, if I get five upsetting calls during a shift, that’s a bad day. I wouldn’t say that all the others are bubbly gentle customers, but still. If I…

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