Then I Remembered – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Astroloma foliosum a small shrub native to a small geographical area east of the Perth CBD , this one found in the Mundy Regional Park along Lesmurdie Brook.

“I have memories – but only a fool stores his past in the future.” David Gerrold

Then I Remembered

I took a photo today of a scene by a brook,
a tubular flower caught the corner of my eye,
I waited patiently for the wind to drop that I 
might faithfully remember this moment, and 
I do, but as each day draws on I notice more 
the details not captured, left outside the frame 
of my mind and dimmed by hours, which makes 
me curious, why do I ponder that which is left out, 
but then I remembered, I cannot contain it all.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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28 responses to “Then I Remembered – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Such lovely poetry, wonderful quote a photograph as well.

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  2. The average adult human brain has the ability to store the equivalent of 2.5 million gigabytes digital memory, so even though that seems like a lot, there is not enough room for everything.

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  3. Imagine if we could remember all! This is excellent, Paul.

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  4. Your poem brought to mind Wordsworth’s notion of “spots of time” as an impulse for poetry.

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  5. That’s what a quote says ” Be happy and satisfied with what we have”!

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  6. “I cannot contain it all”….memo to self.

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  7. We have to enjoy the moment, as its best. 😉 xx Michael

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  10. Charis Counselling

    Oh that we could contain it all – what beauty captured though

    >

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