Impatient with the awkward Ear,
Who cannot keep the pace of plan,
Eye rides the rim of mind’s frontier
To scout intent with outstretched scan.
Lagging behind, inept and shy,
Uneasy partner of the great,
Ear shambles slowly after Eye,
Immersed in some absurd debate
Of thunder versus cobble-clatter,
Or axle-screeching versus birds,
Content to linger on the matter
Until Eye gallops back with words.
Eye tugs reluctant Ear by rote
To draw him from protracted blunder,
But tangent-strange, a random note
Deflects Ear sidelong into wonder.