To See a World In a Grain of Sand

This weekend’s challenge in Writing 201: Poetry:  “So: this weekend, share with us a poem that you love (by someone who isn’t you, please). You can quote a particularly striking line (or two) in a new message in the Commons, or drop a link to the whole piece. Most importantly: tell us, in a sentence or two, what about it moves you.”

i chose Auguries of Innocence (BY WILLIAM BLAKE) because I had the priveledge to sing a copposition by Chareton, setting Blake words to expressive music. I post a few lines here, but encourage the reader to follow the link to read the entire (very lengthy and equally brilliant) original poem by Blake. ( http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172906)

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
A Robin Red breast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage

A dog starvd at his Masters Gate
Predicts the ruin of the State

Each outcry of the hunted Hare
A fibre from the Brain does tear
A Skylark wounded in the wing
A Cherubim does cease to sing

The Catterpiller on the Leaf
Repeats to thee thy Mothers grief
Kill not the Moth nor Butterfly
For the Last Judgment draweth nigh

Every Night & every Morn
Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight …

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