The Inability to Pay Attention to Any One Thing

Paraprosexia is the inability to pay attention to any one thing (a state of constant distraction).

A Gothic Poem by Robert Maturin

The limner’s art may trace the absent feature, And give the eye of distant weeping faith To view the form of its idolatry; But oh! the scenes ‘mid which they met and parted; The thoughts–the recollections sweet and bitter,– Th’ Elysian dreams of lovers, when they loved,– Who shall restore them? By Robert Maturin

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