Friday, July 22, 2011

'On Another's Sorrow'- A Poem By William Blake

William Blake

William Blake

On Another's Sorrow

From Songs of Innocence

Dear Friends, today I am sharing a wonderful poem by William Blake, where he tells us how the Lord is ALWAYS with us in happiness as well as in sorrow. When we feel sad, He is right there with us, He wants all of us to be happy. He never leaves us. We just need to be aware of the fact and only then we can 'perceive' His presence in every momeent of our life. I was really so overwhelmed by this poem when I read it for the first time.  The link was provided by Dear Sister Lola and I thought to share it with you all. Really a great poem portraying the way Lord FEELS for all of us. 

Can I see another's woe,

And not be in sorrow too?

Can I see another's grief,

And not seek for kind relief?

Can I see a falling tear,

And not feel my sorrow's share?

Can a father see his child

Weep, nor be with sorrow filled?

Can a mother sit and hear

An infant groan, an infant fear?

No, no! never can it be!

Never, never can it be!

And can He who smiles on all

Hear the wren with sorrows small,

Hear the small bird's grief and care,

Hear the woes that infants bear -

And not sit beside the nest,

Pouring pity in their breast,

And not sit the cradle near,

Weeping tear on infant's tear?

And not sit both night and day,

Wiping all our tears away?

O no! never can it be!

Never, never can it be!

He doth give His joy to all:

He becomes an infant small,

He becomes a man of woe,

He doth feel the sorrow too.

Think not thou canst sigh a sigh,

And thy Maker is not by:

Think not thou canst weep a tear,

And thy Maker is not near.

O He gives to us His joy,

That our grief He may destroy:

Till our grief is fled and gone

He doth sit by us and moan.


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