Hoping To See – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.” Andy Warhol

Hoping To See

To see,
that is indeed a thing,
to really see what is at heart,
when all we usually do is 
say we see while hoping that by the
time we do see we can claim 
the moment as if we have 
always seen when we know
perfectly well we haven't seen
anything at all because we are 
looking in the wrong way and
looking in all the wrong places,
seeing something but yet 
nothing of any substance that
is at heart.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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24 responses to “Hoping To See – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Truly observing is getting more and more difficult in this jump cut, scrolling world.

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  2. Such a great poem 😊

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  3. Some things you just can’t unsee.

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  4. Eyes must be accompanied by Mind!
    Very good message!
    Thanks PV.

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  5. What a wonderful poem! I think you have perfectly captured our ways of endless run-on chatter without saying much, “Talking flowers” we called in in educational professional development. 😉

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  6. True but may be we are designed to be selective.

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  7. lync56

    Interesting reflection on life


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  8. The drive to seek externally distracts us from what we know with our heart. It creates an endless venture.

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