Sunday, June 20, 2010

Poetry Prompt #10 - What the Camera Sees

“The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference.
All of them record what you are seeing.
But, you have to SEE.” (Ernst Haas)

Write a poem from the perspective of a surveillance or security camera that’s “watching” you. Where are you? What are you doing? What does the camera see? This isn’t just the average “spy camera” or “nanny cam.” This camera sees your feelings, records your moods, shows you as you really are. Remember that the camera sees everything: smiles, tears, guilts, griefs, boredom, happiness, excitement – not to mention loves, wishes, lies, and dreams.

“The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”
(Yousuf Karsh)

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