Thursday, March 4, 2010

Use your eyes

I found this poem while searching for photography-related poetry.  I don't know the author, but if anyone does, please tell me, so that I can credit her/him. 
You don't have to think about photography when you read this. 
Just think about your own life:


SEEING IS BELIEVING

Seeing is believing
or so the saying goes,
but it may be the other way around.
In order to see.
you must believe,
because your horizon fits
around your view
of who you are.
So don’t be afraid
to believe you can do great things—
or at least more than you think you can—
and mountains will push back,
lakes deepen with reflections
of trees aflame with gold,
and snow drifting against
brilliant blue skies
till you can’t tell
which is simple reflection,
because everything you see sharpens
into brilliant hues of light and shadow.
Don’t let fears frame
your world too small;
the widest horizon
can be revealed,
in even the smallest detail,
if you only have the courage
to see
with your own eyes.

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