Earth's Answer Poem by William Blake

Earth's Answer

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Earth raised up her head
From the darkness dread and drear,
Her light fled,
Stony, dread,
And her locks covered with grey despair.

'Prisoned on watery shore,
Starry jealousy does keep my den
Cold and hoar;
Weeping o're,
I hear the father of the ancient men.

'Selfish father of men!
Cruel, jealous, selfish fear!
Can delight,
Chained in night,
The virgins of youth and morning bear?


'Does spring hide its joy,
When buds and blossoms grow?
Does the sower
Sow by night,
Or the plowman in darkness plough?

'Break this heavy chain,
That does freeze my bones around!
Selfish, vain,
Eternal bane,
That free love with bondage bound.'

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
T. Asha 15 July 2018

What is the moral of the poem

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Indira Renganathan 28 February 2017

Wonderful imagination....a great poem

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Carl Mehmet 09 August 2007

'Break this heavy chain'. Earth's answer, mans call? Amazing intuition and a great poem.

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