Three Things To Remember

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.

by William Blake

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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.
Heaven and cherub- hurting the innocent means closing the door of heaven lovely nice
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.
No wonder, I now find Why hell is overpopulated now Love for fellow creatures hard to find And all our philosophies ring hollow........ To all ye poets reading this, I welcome you to my page too for your comments please
So simple yet so beautiful - I adore birds, so this really touches my heart.
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