He who bends to himself a joy

Does the winged life destroy;

But he who kisses the joy as it flies

Lives in eternity’s sunrise.


William Blake

One Response to “Eternity”

  1. bullock83 Ken Bullock Says:

    Since it’s posted that ‘Courses’ is related, perhaps it’s good to relate here that Lew said the last two lines in “Theology”–“Guard the Mysteries!/Constantly reveal them!”–crystallized everything he learned from Blake. (And a quibble: Blake’s notebook originally said:: “He who binds”–not “bends,” misinterpreted by Yeats & others, which kept this error in the collections & anthologies for over half a century.)

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