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Show, don't tell: Not that there aren't wonderful descriptions of creation... they just always fall short to some degree.
Posted by Laura, Jan 11, 2009. 3452 views. ID = 2233

Show, don't tell

Posted by Laura, Jan 11, 2009. 3452 views. ID = 2233
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I cannot show the feelings as produced by wondrous sights
of mountain peaks unfolding, or of mighty birds in flight.
I cannot tell you just how much my heart wells up with awe
when sunlight first awakens or when winter meets its thaw.
Yet if it were quite possible to stealthily transpose
these wonders to a single verse of heptametric prose,
I still would feel as though I'd lost it all in the translation -
experience is still the greatest way to view creation.

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Comments


Douglas
Jan 12, 2009
Yep - that's exactly how I feel...
   ~Posted by Douglas, Jan 12, 2009

Jessablue
Feb 20, 2009
This is so nice, I especially love the last line.
   ~Posted by Jessablue, Feb 20, 2009



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