Famous Poems by
Famous Poets :
>> William Blake <<
I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:
How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.
But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot's curse
Blasts the new-born infant's tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.
For t'was the night the heavens prayed,
'Tis yonder, near t'entrance of thine Mecca,
But as downie to sleep we're laid,
We turn and snuggle our Miss Becca.