How Many Flowers

Source of Inspiration


How many flowers
shall I lay at your feet?
A mountain of roses
would not be enough.

If I lit a candle
for how long
I will love you
the light would
dim the sun.

A gentle breeze
can not whisper
my passion, only
cyclones can show
the way.

My love for you
can not be expressed
in sonnets sweet.
The lion must roar
for me for I have
an untamed love
which pours forth
into all eternity.

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Push, Push

Source of Inspiration


Push comes
I resist
now I’m battered and bruised
proclaiming life is unfair.

Push comes
I push back
battle ensues
now I’m battered and bruised.

Push comes
I step back
no resistance do I give.
This time I remain unhurt
but still feeling life is unfair.

Serenity comes slowly
a lesson learned in layers
until there is no need
for the push any more.

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Is The Hat? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


At dVerse Mish is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write about hats.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Leave Your Hat On

Photo: Marlene Dietrich – found on

“Life is like a new hat. You don’t know if it suits you if you keep trying it on in front of your own mirror.” Shirley McLaine

Is The Hat?

The hat sits lightly
its signature by the tilt
perhaps hats are true

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