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A Little Boy Lost - Poem by William Blake

Nought loves another as itself,
Nor venerates another so,
Nor is it possible to thought
A greater than itself to know.

'And, father, how can I love you
Or any of my brothers more?
I love you like the little bird
That picks up crumbs around the door.'

The Priest sat by and heard the child;
In trembling zeal he seized his hair,
He led him by his little coat,
And all admired the priestly care.

And standing on the altar high,
'Lo, what a fiend is here! said he:
'One who sets reason up for judge
Of our most holy mystery.'

The weeping child could not be heard,
The weeping parents wept in vain:
They stripped him to his little shirt,
And bound him in an iron chain,

And burned him in a holy place
Where many had been burned before;
The weeping parents wept in vain.
Are such thing done on Albion's shore?


Comments about A Little Boy Lost by William Blake

  • Gold Star - 6,892 Points John Richter (1/15/2015 10:51:00 AM)

    A ghastly tale told so very elegantly.... The boys reasoning quite astute, I think, but to be met with such barbarity for falling outside the norm... I often forget the treacherous and inhumane way people treated one another back then. Drawing and quartering - a ghastly execution style by which four horses are tied to the limbs and driven in four different directions - was still very popular method during Blake's lifetime. Trial by fire, or trial by water consisted of subjecting a person to either burning or drowning for a set period of time - if he survived then it was deemed that God found him innocent. Blake was 36 years old when Marie Antoinette had her head so grisly cut off. It's amazing to me how much beauty and depth of feeling we can find in the words of those who lived then.... having lived in such an inhospitable time.... that marks the greatest civility I can imagine. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Sunny Sharma (7/4/2014 3:29:00 AM)

    great poem of emotions (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 62,694 Points * Sunprincess * (6/30/2014 4:51:00 PM)

    ..................so true we must love ourselves before we can love others.... (Report) Reply

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Poems About Lost

  1. 1. A Little Boy Lost , William Blake
  2. 2. A Little Girl Lost , William Blake
  3. 3. Lost In The Forest... , Pablo Neruda
  4. 4. Lost , Dan Brown
  5. 5. Count That Day Lost , George Eliot
  6. 6. Sonnet: A Lost Friendship , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  7. 7. Paradise Lost: Book 01 , John Milton
  8. 8. The Little Boy Lost , William Blake
  9. 9. Lost Star , Rabindranath Tagore
  10. 10. Now Art Has Lost Its Mental Charms , William Blake
  11. 11. The Little Girl Lost , William Blake
  12. 12. The Lost Baby Poem , Lucille Clifton
  13. 13. My Lost Youth , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. 14. The Lost Dancer , Jean Toomer
  15. 15. Lost Mistress, The , Robert Browning
  16. 16. Lost Time , Rabindranath Tagore
  17. 17. Lost , Anthony Spadaccini
  18. 18. Lost Leader, The , Robert Browning
  19. 19. The Lost Leader , Robert Browning
  20. 20. The Lost Pilot , James Tate
  21. 21. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wrec.. , James Arlington Wright
  22. 22. The Lost Women , Lucille Clifton
  23. 23. Lost On Both Sides , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  24. 24. A Lost Chord , Adelaide Anne Procter
  25. 25. Lost , Carl Sandburg
  26. 26. Paradise Lost: Book 02 , John Milton
  27. 27. The Lost Mistress , Robert Browning
  28. 28. A Little Girl Lost , Uriah Hamilton
  29. 29. A Childhood Forgotten, A Childhood Lost , Dani Baxter
  30. 30. Paradise Lost: Book 04 , John Milton
  31. 31. Paradise Lost: Book 03 , John Milton
  32. 32. Paradise Lost: Book 10 , John Milton
  33. 33. Paradise Lost: Book X , John Milton
  34. 34. Paradise Lost: Book 09 , John Milton
  35. 35. Living Lost, The , William Cullen Bryant
  36. 36. He Who Hath Glory Lost , James Joyce
  37. 37. Lost Love , Robert Graves
  38. 38. The Lost Lagoon , Emily Pauline Johnson
  39. 39. Paradise Lost: Book 08 , John Milton
  40. 40. Lost , Banjo Paterson
  41. 41. Paradise Lost: Book 07 , John Milton
  42. 42. Paradise Lost: Book 11 , John Milton
  43. 43. Paradise Lost: Book 12 , John Milton
  44. 44. Paradise Lost: Book 05 , John Milton
  45. 45. Lost , farzana hossain
  46. 46. Paradise Lost: Book 06 , John Milton
  47. 47. Hope Is Not Lost , Jessica Millsaps
  48. 48. Lost , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  49. 49. Sweet, To Have Had Them Lost , Emily Dickinson
  50. 50. The Wife A-Lost , William Barnes
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