søndag 19. desember 2010

Adventskalender 19. desember

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I heard an Angel singing
When the day was springing,
"Mercy, Pity, Peace"
"Is the world's release."

Thus he sung all day
Over the new mown hay,
till the sun went down
And haycocks looked brown.

I heard a Devil curse
Over the health & the furze,
"Mercy could be no more,
"If there was nobody poor,

"And pity no more could be,
"If all were as happy as we."
At his curse the sun went down.
And the heavens gave a frown.

Down poyr'd the heavy rain
Over the new reap'd grain,
And Miseries' increase
Is Mercy, Pity, Peace.

William Blake, 1793


 Detalj av en vannfarvetegning av Blake

1 kommentar:

  1. Takk for alle gode juletreråd, nå gjenstår det bare å følge de :-)

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