London By William Blake

London By William Blake I wander thro’ each charter’d street, Near where the charter’d Thames does flow. And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every Man, In every Infants cry of fear, In every voice: in every ban, The mind-forg’d manacles I hear How the […]

Eternity By William Blake

Eternity By William Blake He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy He who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sunrise. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

The Chimney Sweeper By William Blake

The Chimney Sweeper By William Blake A little black thing among the snow, Crying “weep! weep!” in notes of woe! “Where are thy father and mother? say?” “They are both gone up to the church to pray. “Because I was happy upon the heath, And smil’d among the winter’s snow, They clothed me in the […]

The Lamp By William Blake

The Lamp By William Blake Little Lamb who made thee Dost thou know who made thee Gave thee life & bid thee feed. By the stream & o’er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing wooly bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice! Little Lamb who made thee […]

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A Poison Tree By William Blake

A Poison Tree By William Blake I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I waterd it in fears, Night & morning with my tears: And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft […]

Divine Image By William Blake

Divine Image By William Blake To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and LoveAll pray in their distress;And to these virtues of delightReturn their thankfulness. For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and LoveIs God, our father dear,And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and LoveIs Man, his child and care. For Mercy has a human heart,Pity a human face,And Love, the human form divine,And Peace, […]

Milton [Excerpt] By William Blake

Milton [Excerpt] By William Blake And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England’s pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic Mills? Bring me my bow of […]

Proverbs Of Hell By William Blake

Proverbs Of Hell By William Blake From “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead. The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity. […]

The Ecchoing Green By William Blake

The Ecchoing Green By William Blake The sun does arise, And make happy the skies. The merry bells ring To welcome the Spring. The sky-lark and thrush, The birds of the bush, Sing louder around, To the bells’ cheerful sound.  While our sports shall be seen On the Ecchoing Green. Old John, with white hair  Does […]

Holy Thursday By William Blake

Holy Thursday By William Blake Twas on a Holy Thursday their innocent faces clean The children walking two & two in red & blue & green Grey-headed beadles walkd before with wands as white as snow, Till into the high dome of Pauls they like Thames waters flow O what a multitude they seemd these […]