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.

by William Blake

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Really loved it but it’s short
I think that the poem is beautiful and powerful - but the audio reading is ridiculous and sounds horrible.
Blake's poem, Eternity is gorgeous and powerful. Unfortunately, the AUDIO version above is completely unworthy - robotic, ridiculous, and oh so wrong.
Preaching words...wonder, just in a nutshell how this kind of poem is easily said...gifted poet
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...
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