Friday, June 15, 2012

the angel

"i dreamt a dream! what can it mean?
and that i was a maiden queen:
guarded by an angel mild;
witless woe, was neer beguil'd!

and i wept both night and day
and he wiped my tears away
and i wept both day and night
and hid from him my hearts delight

so he took his wings and fled:
then the morn blush'd rosy red:
i dried my tears & arm'd my my fears,
with ten thousand shields and spears.

soon my angel came again;
i was arm'd, he came in vain:
for the time of youth was fled
and grey hairs were on my head"

- the angel by william blake

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful! My eyes keep trying to bring it in focus. it feels like when I wake from a dream and can feel it slipping out of my head!