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Auguries Of Innocence

Rating: 3.9

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 dove house fill'd with doves & Pigeons
Shudders Hell thro' all its regions.
A dog starv'd at his Master's Gate

Predicts the ruin of the State.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Saiom Shriver 31 March 2012

Auguries Of Innocence is a masterpiece... a litany of humankind's unspeakable cruelty to animals and other voiceless beings.

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Seif-eldeine Och 26 November 2011

This is too much for me. I wish he split up the long stanza.

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Paul Holmes 02 November 2009

I have yet to read anything that come near to the first four lines of this poem for such powerful imagery! Potent message too. A pleasure to read.

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Ally Zins 30 January 2009

I love how he included God at the end...he saved the best for last.

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Kinyua Karanja 19 June 2015

Introduction was one of the greatest i have ever read but i was lost as i went down. It has one of the best symbolic language and hard to understand what is going on. It's too long for me.

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Savita Tyagi 11 March 2021

The Child's Toys & the Old Man's Reasons Are the Fruits of the Two seasons. Loved these few lines.

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Savita Tyagi 11 March 2021

He who mocks the Infant's Faith Shall be mock'd in Age & Death.

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Savita Tyagi 11 March 2021

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the Lies you can invent. William Blake has covered so many of truths seen only from the eyes of a person truthful to life.

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Dr Antony Theodore 12 December 2020

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 great poem of william Blake. tony

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