The Eye of Heaven

Michael Peach

If it is true
The ozone layer will be dissolved
By poisonous man-made gases,
The eye of heaven
Will take the opportunity
To wreak revenge for our creating nuclear power
And conquering his beloved Moon.
Thus, before their natural time,
The golden ears of the ripening corn,
The red lips of the hearty wench,
The white skin of the naked child,
The black nape of the cheeky raven,
The green fingers of the wanton spring,
The blue eyes of the fair gardener,
The yellow face of the radiant sunflower,
The tender heart of the prickly artichoke,
The ardent spirit of the inspired poet
And all due to our perverse rejection
Of God’s work.

8 March 1992

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