Life Is Paradox – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute , and yet is relative ….” T.S. Eliot

Life Is Paradox

The Greeks were all 'so let's deduce'
always they were thinking,
taking positions,
offering steps,
savouring ideas,
talking concretely,
and then going around again
and again, until they came to the how,
yet always dead ending
in a reductio ad absurdum,
racing straight past the house of feeling,
jilting Sophia,
never understanding paradox,
constructing lives without bends,
erasing corners and holes,
sweating thoughts,
resisting feeling,
forgetting that life is in the margins.

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14 responses to “Life Is Paradox – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is an interesting way of looking at the Greeks.

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  2. Tru dat. I see everything as relative and conclusions as possibilities but almost always as ideals as a general direction, yet it could very well be in the opposite direction. I can see why they got headaches in trying to reason everything out.

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  3. I learned to my chagrin that logic, right reason, and good sense won’t solve everything.

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  4. There is no way I can understand everything and I am fine with shadows of life.

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  5. lync56

    So true and a great take on a huge issue still present in our western world and “the institution”



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