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Poetry Friday: Reeds of Innocence by William Blake

October 23rd, 2009 (06:53 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile from Annie

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 sung 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.

- Reeds of Innocence by William Blake

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 23rd, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)

:)

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