He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise.
This is a magical poem. I was introduced to this poem via the 'School of Philosophy' when we were discussing 'attachment'. As human, we are all too ready to take the credit for our actions, whereas we need to take the attitude that we just simply act. Be willing to act and then detach yourself from the outcome of the action. This is what the poem is telling us to do in its lovely style of verse.
I just love this poem... its strange it just gets better with age. I recall memorising it when I was a teenager... and now years later, it begins to have so much meaning.
Such a powerful write.
Blake's poem, Eternity is gorgeous and powerful. Unfortunately, the AUDIO version above is completely unworthy - robotic, ridiculous, and oh so wrong.
I am grateful for Blake's words
The best gifts are not buyable
Isaac Watts wrote these well loved words in the 18th Century
JOY to the World! the Lord is come:
let earth receive her King;
let every heart prepare Him room,
and heaven and nature sing...
Typo: gladly kisses
I can't agree more. Yes, he lives in eternity's sunrise who gladly kiss little joys that fly like butterflies.
Can anyone state what year this was written? I can't find it on Google.
Wow! Can a short poem like this inspire so much? Greatly motivated!
Really loved it but it’s short
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
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