To Listen – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Sound is incredibly important.” Gordon Hempton

To Listen

Can you hear what you see,
are you hearing what is before you,
are your eyes catching sounds
in this ever visual world where
vision becomes statement,
dangled enticingly as empty 
promise, an aspirated nonsense
in a world of fools desiring gloss
over substance, when all we 
need to do is listen.


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25 Comments

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25 responses to “To Listen – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. blindzanygirl

    WONDERFUL Paul

    Liked by 1 person

  2. It’s amazing what one can accomplish by just listening.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. More listening would go a long way for many…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I think the more noise there is, the less we listen.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. When we detect, next should come
    ‘ neglect and forget.’

    Liked by 1 person

  6. sadly that being still, that prayerful time with oneself has been lost in the jumble of fear and anxiety …

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Simple and simply the truth Paul!
    💖

    “in a world of fools desiring gloss
    over substance, when all we
    need to do is listen.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Charis Counselling

    Yes indeed – great poem

    >

    Liked by 1 person

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