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2019.11.18 08:57

Auguries of Innocence by William Blake.

Part 2 of 7.

The wild

deer, wand'ring here & there,
Keeps the Human Soul from Care.
The Lamb misus'd breeds public strife
And yet forgives the Butcher's Knife.
The Bat that flits at close of Eve
Has left the Brain that won't believe.
The Owl that calls upon the Night
Speaks the Unbeliever's fright.
He who shall hurt the little Wren
Shall never be belov'd by Men.
He who the Ox to wrath has mov'd
Shall never be by Woman lov'd.
The wanton Boy that kills the Fly
Shall feel the Spider's enmity.
He who torments the Chafer's sprite
Weaves a Bower in endless Night.
The Catterpillar on the Leaf
Repeats to thee thy Mother's grief.
Kill not the Moth nor Butterfly,
For the Last Judgement draweth nigh.
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  • Elite A 2019.11.18 09:01

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    😑 i didn't understand anything
  • 陌陌 2019.11.18 09:05

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    I cannot understand as well
  • Amr 2019.11.18 09:12

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    Thank you for the pronunciation ,i understand the words but not the metaphor
  • mohnomaishi 2019.11.18 09:17

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    Innocence and experience
  • Anna Liebert 2019.11.18 09:18

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    Thank you. I like to listen to you guys reading poems. You read them specially nicely. I don't know if you accept requests but it would be neat if you could read O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. Just putting it out there...
  • Inas Inas Mohama 2019.11.18 09:48

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    Thks for the poem 🌹🌹🌹🌹
  • Way 2019.11.18 10:00

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    Wow. Wonderful poem. I like the words expression and writing style. Thank u.✌equality and justice for all🌻🌻🌻
  • حلا 2019.11.18 10:22

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    Please explain to us the morning
  • Shamus 2019.11.18 10:32

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    @Anna Liebert It's a great one. I have posted it before long but will do so again. Thank you.
  • Shamus 2019.11.18 10:33

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    @mohnomaishi This poem is not from that collection.
  • Shamus 2019.11.18 10:42

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    @Elite A @陌陌 @Amr @حلا Thank you all. I see this poem somewhat as a meditation on living in harmony with nature and the world around us and the consequences of not doing so. That if we mistreat the world and the animals in it then it will be a bad place for us. But if we do the opposite then it will be a wonderful place. Each two lines tend to form a statement around this. For example, "He who shall hurt the little wren shall never be be belov'd by Men" means if you hurt a little bird, then your own kind, humans, will not love you. Again it happens in the lines "The wanton Boy that kills the Fly shall feel the spider's enmity" meaning the boy that hurts a fly will be haunted by a spider. You can think of it as a poem about Karma and the old adage "what goes around comes around."
  • حلا 2019.11.18 10:49

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    @Shamus I expected that thanks
  • Anna Liebert 2019.11.18 13:04

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    @Shamus Oh, I did take a quick look at your moments to see if you had posted it before asking, but I couldn't find it. Sorry for that. And thanks in advance!
  • Shamus 2019.11.18 13:19

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    @Anna Liebert No problem. I think it was over six months ago. 😉

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