The Eyes Have It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I’m convinced we all are voyeurs.” David Lynch

The Eyes Have It 

The eyes see
but the heart and mind battle interpretations,
setting agendas
making perceptions;
on any one day something, anything
might repeat never to be received the same,
always a turmoil of filters and contexts,
what once might be sublime
at a turn in time might just be ordinary,
after all, objectified life is still subjective
like when a glimpse of intimate longing occurs -
is it so simple and mundane, innocent,
a nothing
an invitation to memory,
perhaps a reminder (to buy some roses)?
The eye sees,
the mind remembers,
the heart plays its hand as it will.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, passion, philosophy, poem, psychology, quote

15 responses to “The Eyes Have It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Lovely words. Sweet.
    But that photo? Poor girl… she’s going too fast, thazall! still, poor girl.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thy name is Nature!
    I agree 💯% with the quote.
    “I’m convinced we all are voyeurs.” David Lynch

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  3. I would definitely check that out, if I saw that girl having a wardrobe malfunction.

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  4. I think those last three lines could stand on their own!

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  5. Love this- the sublime and the ordinary are both deceptions in the end…

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  6. Amy

    Eye, mind and heart… very well said! Love it.

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  7. lync56

    I love this poem and its reflection on seeing and remembering and triggering


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