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Shmuel Halevi | all galleries >> Pictures at an Exhibition > Reeds of Innocence
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Reeds of Innocence
12 Nov. 2004

Reeds of Innocence

William Blake (1757–1827)

PIPING down the valleys wild,
Piping songs of pleasant glee,
On a cloud I saw a child,
And he laughing said to me:

‘Pipe a song about a Lamb!’
So I piped with merry cheer.
‘Piper, pipe that song again;’
So I piped: he wept to hear.

‘Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe;
Sing thy songs of happy cheer!’
So I sung the same again,
While he wept with joy to hear.

‘Piper, sit thee down and write
In a book that all may read.’
So he vanish’d from my sight;
And I pluck’d a hollow reed,

And I made a rural pen,
And I stain’d the water clear,
And I wrote my happy songs
Every child may joy to hear.

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laine8213-Nov-2004 07:49
The image is as gentle as the words.
Karen Leaf13-Nov-2004 03:53
Perfect photo portraying the poetry :)
Lovely sentiments conveyed all the way thru this post. Very very nice.
Autumn Sky12-Nov-2004 19:52
Lovely color and composition... I enjoyed reading the poem
Gayle P. Clement12-Nov-2004 14:02
Very nice photo and verse.
Karen Stuebing12-Nov-2004 11:36
Pretty photo to go along with a nice verse. It interprets it very well.