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Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Land Of Dreams by William Blake





Awake, awake my little Boy!
Thou wast thy Mother's only joy:
Why dost thou weep in thy gentle sleep?
Awake! thy Father does thee keep.

"O, what land is the Land of Dreams?
What are its mountains, and what are its streams?
O Father, I saw my Mother there,
Among the lillies by waters fair.

Among the lambs clothed in white
She walked with her Thomas in sweet delight.
I wept for joy, like a dove I mourn— 
O when shall I return again?"

Dear child, I also by pleasant streams
Have wandered all night in the Land of Dreams;
But though calm and warm the waters wide,
I could not get to the other side.

"Father, O Father, what do we here,
In this land of unbelief and fear?
The Land of Dreams is better far
Above the light of the Morning Star."

36 comments:

  1. thanks for your sweet comment :) love your blog and the poetry you share :)

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  2. "O, what land is the Land of Dreams?
    What are its mountains, and what are its streams?
    loved that part

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  3. beautiful poem... keep them coming!

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  4. thanks for sharing girl...absolutely loved it...:)

    xxx

    Angie

    P.S:http://chasingkitesbyangie.blogspot.com/
    Don't bother to pass by...:P

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  5. Beautiful. I can't wait until I'm in the Land of Dreams.

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  6. "The Land of Dreams is better far" - so true! Forget reality

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  7. You always pic the best images to match the tone of your poems.

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  8. You are so talented! This inspires me to write again. "like a dove I mourn" is my favorite line. It's such wonderful, and unexpected imagery.

    :)

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,

    ~Zabrinah

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  9. nice..!
    Elle :)
    http://redischic.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love read poems too, and I am very happy that I find your blog!!!
    Btw thanks for stopping by my blog and leave me such a sweet comment!
    Do you know Odysseas Elytis?
    He was a Greek poet regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    I'm sending you one of my favorite poems. Hope you like it...

    xoxo
    K.
    http://kellysboudoir.blogspot.com


    Title:"When the first rain drop fell the summer died"

    When the first rain drop fell the summer died
    The words that starlights had born were saturated
    all the world that had as their only destination You!

    Before my eyes you were light
    before the Love love
    and when the kiss took you
    Woman

    To where will we stretch our arms now that
    time does not consider us
    To where will we leave our eyes now that the
    distant lines shipwrecked on the clouds

    And we are alone, all alone, surrounded by your
    dead images.

    Before my eyes you were light
    before the Love love
    and when the kiss took you
    Woman

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  11. i like his accompanying sketches.

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  12. The text is amazing!
    But actually I want so say 'thank you for following my blog'.
    I hope you'll enjoy my next posts!
    X

    Start dreaming and falling in love on www.dreamingthedayawaywithluca.blogspot.com

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  13. Keep sharing - I love the poetry and the pictures. :)

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  14. I don't ever remember my dreams when I wake up.....so I have a slight disconnect from this (and INCEPTION, ha).

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  15. Howdy
    Thank you and aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    the land of dreams your image was perfect for the beautiful land of dreams I did not want to leave!
    Thank you for such a wonderful place to visit .
    You have a priceless gift for sharing the wealth of words .
    I am so glad you are here !
    Take care now
    Until Next time
    Happy Trails

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  16. This is beautiful!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  17. Of every virtue gives renown to men! Following!

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  18. great way to summarize dreaming! good stuff

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  19. pleasant streams-in the Land of Dreams...I like that a lot!!

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  20. i've never thought about dreaming this way. fresh!

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  21. beautiful and gorgeous pic.xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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