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)
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