For Yourself

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Look – and decide for yourself
what you’re seeing.
Write and don’t worry
they’ll judge.
The opinion of others
is theirs alone
(And mine is
just more of the sludge).

Look – and decide for yourself
what you’re seeing:
take it all in
at a rush.
Or savour it slowly,
draw it on paper or
splash it about
with a brush.

Look – and decide for yourself
what you’re seeing.
Ignore the turn
of the screw.
When all’s said,
done – and written:
be true to yourself.
This is YOU.

Inspired by a comment by Christopher Lloyd
“Look and decide for yourself what you’re seeing”.
Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs
17-11-2017 with Anna Pavord.

Helen Finnie
17th November 2017

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