[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by William Blake: William Blake Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by William BlakeWilliam Blake | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments (2) | Books by William BlakeBooks by William Blake

Holy Thursday (Innocence)

William Blake

Twas on a Holy Thursday their innocent faces clean
The children walking two & two in red & blue & green
Grey headed beadles walked before with wands as white as snow
Till into the high dome of Pauls they like Thames waters flow

O what a multitude they seemed these flowers of London town
Seated in companies they sit with radiance all their own
The hum of multitudes was there but multitudes of lambs
Thousands of little boys & girls raising their innocent hands

Now like a mighty wind they raise to heaven the voice of song
Or like harmonious thunderings the seats of heaven among
Beneath them sit the aged men wise guardians of the poor
Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door

Added: 14 Oct 2001 | Last Read: 19 Sep 2018 6:07 PM | Viewed: 13545 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Holy Thursday (Innocence) by William Blake, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/1819/ | Viewed on 19 September 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.