William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

The Two Songs - Poem by William Blake

I heard an Angel Singing
When the day was springing:
"Mercy, pity, and peace,
Are the world's release."

So he sang all day
Over the new-mown hay,
Till the sun went down,
And the haycocks looked brown.

I heard a devil curse
Over the heath and the furse:
"Mercy vould be no more
If there were nobody poor,
And pity no more could be
If all were happy as ye:
And mutual fear brings peace,
Misery's increase
Are mercy, pity, and peace."

At his curse the sun went down,
And the heavens gave a frown.


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  • Gold Star - 31,902 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/26/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    The great poet's great poem on peace and it is relevant to day also. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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