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Blake's 'Hear The Voice'


EAR the voice of the Bard,
Who present, past, and future, sees;
Whose ears have heard
The Holy Word
That walk'd among the ancient trees;

Calling the laps├Ęd soul,
And weeping in the evening dew;
That might control
The starry pole,
And fallen, fallen light renew!

'O Earth, O Earth, return!
Arise from out the dewy grass!
Night is worn,
And the morn
Rises from the slumbrous mass.

'Turn away no more;
Why wilt thou turn away?
The starry floor,
The watery shore,
Is given thee till the break of day.'

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In this wonderful poem by William Blake reflected the Bard as a witness to present, past, and the future. The Bard calls to the lost soul to hear The Holy Word and will witness the weeping in the evening dew. The day when He returns to this world will break everything apart. Those who hear the voice should have no excuse to turn away however those who walk by faith will live forever with Him. The Bard hopes that the soul will yield and come to him as soon as possible. When I read this poem I feel like sitting at church and listen to the pastor preach. When the pastor preaches, yes I feel like the Bard whisper into my ear and telling me that the day is near. William Blake was not just any English poet but very religious in a very unique way. He put everything in human nature into human kind. In this way we see everything right before our eyes. Every sentence is either not making sense at all or very understandable. This poem makes me have to think a lot about the Bible in the New Testament. In the New Testament it tells us so many things that are going to happen at the end of the world. Plus most of all of them are already appearing in these days. Yet more are coming true! I likes William Blake's poem because not just really religious related things but it’s also helping me understanding God more too. This helps me keeping in touch with my relationship with Him. I encourage you to read your Holy Word (spiritual food) and rethink about this poem. The Bard who knows the present, past, and the future is waiting patiently. He who also understands you more than you can understand yourself. The Bard will save you from evil. Listen to his nice, beautiful, soft voice is calling you to turn to him.

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