John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

1017 Eyes - Windows Into The Soul - Poem by John Knight

The EYE a marvel of our God's creation
It peforms for us a legion of things
The faintest spark - we can see in thedark
And watch the motion of humming birds wings

The eye has a lens that is so self adjusting
An optic nerve relays sight to the brian
The thousands of images daily we see
And colourful sights - a Fiesta in Spain.

The eye can take dozens and dozens of pictures
Each second so movement is seen
Each picture is faithfully stored in the brain
In red, orange, yellow, blue, violet and green.

The retina has zones - the rods and the cones
When it's dark they help us to see
They also distinguish the colour of things
The green of the grass and the blue of the sea.

As we get older our eyes lose their power
To focus on thimgs far and near
Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses
So they wear contat lenses I hear.

Take care of tour eyes - please wear safety specs
Beware flying sparks when shoeing your horse
Or when usiing a plane or a lathe
It's all good Health and Safety - of course! !

Cataracts - glaucoma - defects of the eye
Disorders that affect our sight
Remind us how precious to us are our eyes
No longer so shiney and bright.

Please remember that sight is a God given sense
So take care what you watch on TV
The eye is a windoe straight into the soul
Wha we see governs - what we will be!

(John Knight - Colchester - Christmas Eve 2009)

Comments about 1017 Eyes - Windows Into The Soul by John Knight

  • (1/10/2010 1:53:00 AM)

    mr. john, this is such a great poem. i like the idea of integrating science and creativity. you made me say wow again.... and mister, i completely agree with F.T. enigma, you are a wise gentleman. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/6/2010 9:20:00 AM)

    We know gross physiology of eye…in occipital lobe of brain there is optic center…another centre near to that that is ‘Subjective Optic Centre’…where subjective deciphering of modalities are done…but the physiology of subjective deciphering is still beyond reach of modern physiology…indeed it is a riddle…may never be answered….

    About science a common joke is there, ‘Science ... Can’t explain Whys…because every answered why will give birth to another why…LOL….and it’s a ‘never-ending’ process …but science can explain Hows of things..

    It’s a nice poem….here in India [my Motherland] it is said that Eyes are windows to one’s mind….and

    Study of Iridology…gives some clue to mindset of a person…so far I know…
    Scored ten++
    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (1/2/2010 9:50:00 AM)

    What a spiritual take on eyes! Written by a spiritual genius. (smile) (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2009 2:04:00 PM)

    the eyes are the lips of the most eloquent language -SILENCE-

    Thanks For Sharing Wise Man.
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  • (12/28/2009 6:55:00 PM)

    Great poem again! all your poems are great, they all deserve 10! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 24, 2009

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