Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do...

miércoles, 4 de junio de 2008

On Another's Sorrow

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 fill'd?

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 & 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 & 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 & gone

He doth sit by us and moan.

by William Blake, in Songs of Innocece

Hoy quisiera, amigo mío, correr a tu lado y cargar contigo tu dolor...

1 comentario:

Diabolos in Musica dijo...

William Blake!
Uno de mis artístas, poetas, teólogos, místicos preferidos.

Tanto lo es que si te fijas decidí comenzar mi blog con una ilustración de él.