Motion is the Life of All Things.

As darkness a privation is of light,
That’s when the optic nerve is stopped from sight,1
So death is even a cessation in
Those forms and bodies wherein motions spin.
As light which cannot2 shine but in the eye,                  5
So life doth only in a motion lie.
Thus life is out when motion leaves to be,
Like as3 an eye that’s shut no light can see.

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  2. which cannot] can only 1653
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