Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dance and Drink and Sing

Continuing to think about the tree and all life and me, here is a poem by William Blake (1757-1827):
Little Fly,
Thy summer's play
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

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