by William Blake (1757 - 1827)

The babe is more than swaddling bands
Language: English 
The babe is more than swaddling bands;
Every farmer understands.
Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in eternity;

This is caught by females bright,
And return'd to its own delight.
The bleat, the bark, bellow, and roar,
Are waves that beat on heaven's shore.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-11-01
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