There Are Attempts – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Energy and motion made visible memories arrested in space.” Jackson Pollock

There Are Attempts

I want to say that there's no neutral ground,
there are attempts to describe possibilities,
are thoughts remotely possible in feelings,
are feelings even possible in thoughts?

There are attempts to describe possibilities,
but who can be sure of that kind of dream,
are feelings even possible within thoughts,
who is even aware of the ghost of such things?

But who can be sure of that kind of dream
where ideas just roll into each other blindly,
who is even aware of the ghost of such things,
abstractions that remain affectively open?

Where ideas just roll into each other blindly,
are thoughts remotely possible in feelings,
abstractions that remain affectively open?
I want to say that there's no neutral ground.


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12 Comments

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12 responses to “There Are Attempts – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Some very advanced concepts here, sensitively and successfully brought to the feeling level of the heart. Quite a stretch! Bravo!

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  2. I think you’ve hit on something important in this poem (something we don’t like to admit).

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Got me thinking this time, Paul. Another cracker, cheers.

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  4. lync56

    Another amazing pantoum – they never cease to amaze me

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