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By Josie Whitehead

Eye Speak

Mercurial messengers of meaning,
Signallers, ambassadors - eyes!
Adroit manipulators of mind-set.

Flashing, flickering, fluttering,
Emitting anger, anguish and ambition.
Eyes are the mirrors of our souls.


Reaching, touching, affecting others -
The eyes communicate confidence,

Intimate trust or insecurity.

Surveyors of the world around us,
Purveyors of information to the mind
And conveyors of truthful images.

The eyes bridge the physical gap
And become the porters of perversity;
Ambassadors of affection and alliance.

Remember the power of your eyes -
Your very own special secret agents -
Emissaries, adversaries - power points.

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NOTE:  From a very early age we learn that our eyes play an important part in communication.  It is usually the first thing which people notice and yet we use our whole body and voice in the communication of how we feel.   Sadly, when I skype into schools and children perform a poem for me, usually they have no expression in their eyes, bodies or voices.  This is a time to do something about this!!!  So, in groups, try communicating without words.  I learnt ballet for years and mime was very important - even from the first examination.  Josie

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