(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

They Say That 'Time Assuages,

They say that 'time assuages,'--
Time never did assuage;
An actual suffering strengthens,
As sinews do, with age.

Time is a test of trouble,
But not a remedy.
If such it prove, it prove too
There was no malady.

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Very light and happy, for William Blake!
Look at how many happy words sparkle happily in these verses. This is a real cutie: .... the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
The magic of nature comes alive in the form of colours and sounds which are not for our ears or eyes but for the heart of all nature lovers. It is the nature in full bloom. Wonderful poem.
I'm not laughing. William Blake has many better poems than this one that could have been chosen as Poem of the Day.
A nice poem -When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;