Explore Poems GO!

Three Things To Remember

Rating: 3.1

A Robin Redbreast in a cage,
Puts all Heaven in a rage.

A skylark wounded on the wing
Doth make a cherub cease to sing.

He who shall hurt the little wren
Shall never be beloved by men.

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Lola Montez 05 November 2012

http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=-xh-xF23LK4

2 8 Reply
Sandra Feldman 05 November 2012

All those who go around shooting our feathered friends should read this.

5 4 Reply
Michael Harmon 06 November 2009

Three Things Not to Forget A ground up cow tastes like good fun when cooked and served upon a bun. Some strips of pig will make you beg for more beside a chicken egg. A turkey, well, is quite a beast carved up on one’s Thanksgiving feast.

4 5 Reply
Habeeb Kayode Yahaya 05 November 2012

nice poem i so much love it, , , , ''ab'' ab rhymtic, , , birds are described as something treasure in nature

3 5 Reply
Ramesh T A 05 November 2011

Harm to birds of beauty never brings joy to any! Wonderful message about the beauty of freedom metaphorically through birds in Nature by Blake is beautiful read and muse!

4 3 Reply
Solomon Senxer 13 September 2019

I agree and disagree! Literally, I disagree! Metaphorically, I agree very much! And William Blake being a Christian, I think he wants the reader to understand metaphorically!

0 0 Reply
Tajudeen Shah 05 November 2014

ah, what a moral keep announcing its significance, as if some revelations translated. each couplet itself is very much explanatory. each like like an ocean of wisdom for those who think. God bless.

5 2 Reply
Aftab Alam Khursheed 05 November 2014

Heaven and cherub- hurting the innocent means closing the door of heaven lovely nice

4 2 Reply
Sagnik Chakraborty 05 November 2014

The immense value of life is expressed in these three couplets; typical of Blake. Reminded me of 'The Fly' by Blake. Short and sweet, but of immense significance. Love life, preserve life, and respect freedom of other beings.

5 4 Reply
Valerie Dohren 05 November 2012

So simple yet so beautiful - I adore birds, so this really touches my heart.

3 3 Reply