Tuesday, November 11, 2014
When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
When our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me
To sing the sweet chorus of 'Ha, ha, he!'
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. From SONGS OF INNOCENCE. Laughing Song (l. 9-12). . .
The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.