But if you read these lyrics, you have the perfect example of the concept.
The tents grew smaller as we rode awayThere...that?
On earth that tells of many passing days
The months of peace and all the years of war
The lives of love and all the lives of fears
That is "show, don't tell."
I could spend five verses talking about the sad history of the place the caravan was traveling through, but a master lyricist can condense it all down to one line: "The months of peace and all the years of war."
I am so jealous...I wish I could make words do that.