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Poems of William Blake: "A Selection of Blake's Poems"

Poems of William Blake: "A Selection of Blake's Poems"

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Poems of William Blake: "A Selection of Blake's Poems"

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92 pages
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Apr 17, 2015
ISBN:
9786155565724
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Piping down the valleys wild, 
Piping songs of pleasant glee, 
On a cloud I saw a child, 
And he laughing said to me: 
 
"Pipe a song about a Lamb!" 
So I piped with merry cheer. 
"Piper, pipe that song again;" 
So I piped: he wept to hear. 
 
"Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe; 
Sing thy songs of happy cheer!" 
So I sang the same again, 
While he wept with joy to hear. 
 
"Piper, sit thee down and write 
In a book, that all may read." 
So he vanish'd from my sight; 
And I pluck'd a hollow reed, 
 
And I made a rural pen, 
And I stain'd the water clear, 
And I wrote my happy songs 
Every child may joy to hear.


 

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 17, 2015
ISBN:
9786155565724
Format:
Book

About the author

William Blake (1757-1827) was a nonconformist who associated with some of the leading radical thinkers of his day, such as Thomas Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. A skilled engraver and illustrator, his illustrated poetry collections resembled the illuminated books of the Middle Ages.


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Table of Contents

Poems of William Blake

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE SHEPHERD

THE ECHOING GREEN

THE LAMB

THE LITTLE BLACK BOY

THE BLOSSOM

THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER

THE LITTLE BOY LOST

THE LITTLE BOY FOUND

LAUGHING SONG

A SONG

DIVINE IMAGE

HOLY THURSDAY

NIGHT

SPRING

NURSE'S SONG

INFANT JOY

A DREAM

ON ANOTHER'S SORROW

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE

INTRODUCTION

EARTH'S ANSWER

THE CLOD AND THE PEBBLE

HOLY THURSDAY

THE LITTLE GIRL LOST

THE LITTLE GIRL FOUND

THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER

NURSE'S SONG

THE SICK ROSE

THE FLY

THE ANGEL

THE TYGER

MY PRETTY ROSE TREE

AH SUNFLOWER

THE LILY

THE GARDEN OF LOVE

THE LITTLE VAGABOND

LONDON

THE HUMAN ABSTRACT

INFANT SORROW

A POISON TREE

A LITTLE BOY LOST

A LITTLE GIRL LOST

THE SCHOOLBOY

TO TIRZAH

THE VOICE OF THE ANCIENT BARD

APPENDIX

A DIVINE IMAGE

THE BOOK of THEL

THEL

I

II.

III.

IV.

SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE

and

THE BOOK of THEL

SONGS OF INNOCENCE

INTRODUCTION

Piping down the valleys wild,

Piping songs of pleasant glee,

On a cloud I saw a child,

And he laughing said to me:

Pipe a song about a Lamb!

So I piped with merry cheer.

Piper, pipe that song again;

So I piped: he wept to hear.

"Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe;

Sing thy songs of happy cheer!"

So I sang the same again,

While he wept with joy to hear.

"Piper, sit thee down and write

In a book, that all may read."

So he vanish'd from my sight;

And I pluck'd a hollow reed,

And I made a rural pen,

And I stain'd the water clear,

And I wrote my happy songs

Every child may joy to hear.

THE SHEPHERD

How sweet is the Shepherd's sweet lot!

From the morn to the evening he stays;

He shall follow his sheep all the day,

And his tongue shall be filled with praise.

For he hears the lambs' innocent call,

And he hears the ewes' tender reply;

He is watching while they

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