Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday :

Is this a holy thing to see.

In a rich and fruitful land.

Babes reduced to misery.

Fed with cold and usurous hand?

Is that trembling cry a song?

Can it be a song of joy?

And so many children poor?

It is a land of poverty!

And their sun does never shine.

And their fields are bleak & bare.

And their ways are fill'd with thorns

It is eternal winter there.

For where-e'er the sun does shine.

And where-e'er the rain does fall:

Babe can never hunger there,

Nor poverty the mind appall.

William Blake

Holy Thursday