The wild deer, wand'ring here and there, Keeps the human soul from care. Le cri des filles, de seuil en seuil, À la vieille Angleterre va tisser son linceul. A Skylark wounded in the wing, A Cherubim does cease to sing. The Beggar's Rags, fluttering in Air, Does to Rags the Heavens tear. Blake therefore does not want the reader to despair; there is a better life ahead. The harlot's cry from street to street Shall weave old England's winding-sheet. When gold and gems adorn the plow, To peaceful arts shall envy bow.
On the flipside, art brings peace which makes society stronger and brings people together. Le chien du mendiant, le chat de la veuve, Nourris-les, tu feras peau neuve. Thus, the miserly humans have the innocence to help those who have less even if they have a surplus to share. My musical interpretation uses the idea of these paradoxes to create numerous competing elements presented in various instrument groups, textures, tempos, tonalities, etc. The owl that calls upon the night Speaks the unbeliever's fright. That would be the Industrial Revolution in England specifically London.
Imprisoning innocence is symbolized by slavery, humanity engaging humanity, a pure evil thing to commit. There's a kind of overarching order, but it's pretty vague. The very articles that we have witnessed a thousand times before can still be transcendently beautiful, and allow us to connect to God. Nought can deform the Human Race Like the Armour's iron brace. The first four lines of the poem were recited in the film 2001 by Angelina Jolie.
Every night and every morn Some to misery are born, Every morn and every night Some are born to sweet delight. This is not to say that there is no retaliation on the earthly plain — as the last two lines show, whoever does bad things on earth will be punished in the afterlife. The wild deer wandering here and there Keeps the human soul from care. After that, some animals show up. By teaching them about good and giving them the gift of knowledge, the man ensures he will never die.
Les loques de pauvre qui flottent au vent Disloquent les cieux à chaque moment. Although one day you may be unhappy, the next you might be happy. The emmet's inch and eagle's mile Make lame philosophy to smile. The Game Cock clipp'd and arm'd for fight Does the Rising Sun affright. His visual artistry has led one modern critic to proclaim h William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. This also refers to maltreatment of the working class by the Marxist Bourgeoisie.
The harlot's cry from street to street Shall weave old England's winding-sheet. The Lamb misus'd breeds public strife And yet forgives the Butcher's Knife. The prince's robes and beggar's rags Are toadstools on the miser's bags. A dog starvd at his Masters Gate Predicts the ruin of the State A Horse misusd upon the Road Calls to Heaven for Human blood Each outcry of the hunted Hare A fibre from the Brain does tear A Skylark wounded in the wing A Cherubim does cease to sing. He who torments the Chafer's sprite Weaves a Bower in endless Night. The strongest poison ever known Came from Caesar's laurel crown. Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.
The gnat that sings his summer's song Poison gets from slander's tongue. He who Doubts from what he sees Will ne'er believe, do what you Please. The emmet's inch and eagle's mileMake lame philosophy to smile. The emmets inch and eagles mile Make lame philosophy to smile. When people help the helpless, God helps them in return. There are a lot of animals in this poem, and they're all being used to make some sort of greater point about the universe or human injustices or wisdom or… lots of stuff.
He who replies to words of Doubt Doth put the Light of Knowledge out. He who doubts what he sees will never believe do what you please the poet sings. The wanton boy that kills the fly Shall feel the spiders enmity. A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. Here the people are terrified of subjugation. The poison of the snake and newt Is the sweat of envys foot.