Night Poem by William Blake


Rating: 3.1

The sun descending in the west,
The evening star does shine;
The birds are silent in their nest,
And I must seek for mine.
The moon, like a flower,
In heaven's high bower,
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night.

Farewell, green fields and happy groves,
Where flocks have took delight.
Where lambs have nibbled, silent moves
The feet of angels bright;
Unseen they pour blessing,
And joy without ceasing,
On each bud and blossom,
And each sleeping bosom.

They look in every thoughtless nest,
Where birds are covered warm;
They visit caves of every beast,
To keep them all from harm.
If they see any weeping
That should have been sleeping,
They pour sleep on their head,
And sit down by their bed.

When wolves and tigers howl for prey,
They pitying stand and weep;
Seeking to drive their thirst away,
And keep them from the sheep.
But if they rush dreadful,
The angels, most heedful,
Receive each mild spirit,
New worlds to inherit.

And there the lion's ruddy eyes
Shall flow with tears of gold,
And pitying the tender cries,
And walking round the fold,
Saying, 'Wrath, by His meekness,
And, by His health, sickness
Is driven away
From our immortal day.

'And now beside thee, bleating lamb,
I can lie down and sleep;
Or think on Him who bore thy name,
Graze after thee and weep.
For, washed in life's river,
My bright mane for ever
Shall shine like the gold
As I guard o'er the fold.'

Omar Ibrahim 07 May 2009

i studied this poem at school.

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Merna Ibrahim 15 May 2009

This poem is Great, it is describing the night in a perfect was the poetry question in my previous exam! ! ! ! ! !

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Walterrean Salley 05 August 2012

The poet begins this poem by describing some night features. Then he tells how the angel, in route, blesses and secures human, animals, nature and—all—for the night. A peaceful poem of comfort and security. William Blake’s work is among the best. Truly an incredible poet. I simply love his work and will be reading more.

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Earnest Gatuma 02 November 2016

This now is what we call exceptional! Splendid...

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* Sunprincess * 01 January 2016

.............wonderful poem...lovely first stanza ★

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yur mom 29 November 2021

is gay

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Hikmat 18 February 2021

This is so lovely

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Hikmat 18 February 2021

This is so lovely

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Sophia 04 December 2020

I have to do this for school, and I'm excited to read it!

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naomi 05 May 2020

what r the figure of speeches in this

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