The Eyes Have It

"The eye is an organ of information processing
firmly connected to -
anatomically speaking -
the brain." Steven Pinker, [amazon 0393318486 inline] , reimagined as a poem.

"The eye is the most autonomous of our organs...
because the objects of its attention are inevitably
situated on the outside.

beauty is where the eye rests

a tear is an acknowledgement
of the retina's...failure to retain beauty

As the world goes, this city [Venice]
is the eye's beloved...
A tear is the anticipation of the
eye's future." Joseph Brodsky, [amazon 0374523827 inline] , extrapolations.