• How full and rich a world
    Theirs to inhabit is--
    Sweet scent of grass and bloom,
    Playmates' glad symphony,
    Cool touch of western wind,
    Sunshine's divine caress.
    How should they know or feel
    They are in darkness?
    But, oh, the miracle!
    If a Redeemer came,
    Laid finger on their eyes--
    One touch and what a world,
    New-born in loveliness!

    Israel Zangwill (1903). “Blind Children”