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Poem by Margaret Cavendish


Motion Is the Life of All Things


As darknesse a privation is of Light;
That's when the Optick Nerve is stopt from Light:
So Death is even a cessation in
Those Formes, and Bodies, wherein Motions spin.
As Light can only shine but in the Eye,
So Life doth only in a Motion lye.
Thus Life is out, when Motion leaves to bee,
Like to an Eye, that's shut, no Light can see. 



Margaret Cavendish


Margaret Cavendish's other poems:
  1. What Atomes Make the Wind Collick
  2. Of Aire
  3. The Weight of Atomes
  4. Of Sharpe Atomes
  5. The Bignesse of Atomes


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