You Can't Capture Beauty

September 11, 2011
By AllThingsTheatre BRONZE, Vidor, Texas
AllThingsTheatre BRONZE, Vidor, Texas
3 articles 3 photos 25 comments

I tried to capture the sun's rays,
but they did not shine as radiant.

I tried to capture a butterfly's grace,
but it swiftly fluttered away.

I tried to capture the blissful breeze,
but it refused to be confined.

I tried to capture the joy of my heart,
but gradually it faded away.

I now learned something,
something astonishingly profound.

You can't capture beauty,
nor keep it in a jar.

We must live in the moment,
live the way we are.

The author's comments:
I was outside, taking pictures for Teen Ink (of nature, flowers, etc.) and i saw the sun shining on the trees. It was so beautiful! I snapped a picture of it with my camera, and the picture turned out disappointing. Then I got the idea for the poem because the beauty of the sun couldn't be captured.

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on Nov. 30 2011 at 9:18 pm
breanalea BRONZE, Vidor, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"the secret of art is love"

that was very good whitney. I know what you mean, the beauty can not be captured with just a camera, i LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Complety true and well drwn out!

on Nov. 30 2011 at 5:35 pm
AllThingsTheatre BRONZE, Vidor, Texas
3 articles 3 photos 25 comments

Thanks!!! :)


Jeast10 GOLD said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 5:12 pm
Jeast10 GOLD, Beaumont, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when nothing goes right... go left."

whitney! that was boootiful! i had goosebumps! i didnt know you wrote!

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