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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: See (07/22/10)

TITLE: Eyes of the Heart
By Benjamin Graber
07/27/10


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Tall and thin, with firm resolve,
They look like soldiers in a line;
Disciplined, until they taste
The spectrums of lifeís sweetest wine!

Rods of faith lap light like dogs,
And pass their passion to the soul,
Who then drinks the blacks and whites
And glows according to the flow.

Cones of joy are softer spirals
Who taste each gift with gratitude,
Sampling colors like a connoisseur
Delighting in each flavor of food;

Cones collect the colors, blithely,
And give their visions to the heart,
Who then reads the lines of bliss
And dances to the work of art.

With the rods of faith we see
The shimmers, glimmers, of Godís light;
With the cones of joy we see
The hues and shades from black to white!

With our eyes we see the world,
But miss so much God meant to be;
If we open the eyes of the heart
Then we will start to truly see!


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/31/10
I really liked how you used the parts of the eyes to make your point. Well done!
Caitlyn Meissner08/01/10
Rods and Cones! I enjoyed learning about them in science class. I found it interesting how you worked them into a poem. Good job!
Brenda Shipman 08/01/10
What a fascinating technique you used here to convey how we perceive all that flows into our lives. Rods and cones of our eyes - I hadn't thought of that since high school, I'm sure! My favorite stanza - the fourth one - beautiful! Won't it be wonderful when one fine day we will no longer see "through a glass darkly"! I just cannot imagine the clarity, the beauty and the magnificance! Thanks for this lovely poem. I read it through twice, just to glean from it more beautiful truth!
Philippa Geaney 08/01/10
Very well done. I really enjoyed your poem and especially the interwoven physiology.
wendell brown08/02/10
Very moving! If we all could see through the eyes of a child again, how much better the world might be. Your poem hits the nail on the head. Old habits are hard to break. If only we could really see and realize that he created us all one and the same.