Wavelengths and nerves and photoreceptors
Reds, blues and greens
Infrared, ultraviolet

Rods and cones
Night vision and eye shine

Science has solved the riddles of sight
But what of beauty?

On that it is silent.




Flight Disrupted

An early morning walk
Took me along the dew-damp ditch
Past barbwire and sleepy cows.

Stooped to see the flowers
Pink and blue
Discover dandelion seeds
Among the spider silk and tiny hairs.

Common dandelion   Taraxacum officinale
Tall lungwort   Mertenisa paniculata