Sunday, November 1, 2009

William Blake: Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau


Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau:
Mock on, Mock on; 'tis all in vain!
You throw the sand against the wind,
And the wind blows it back again.

And every sand becomes a Gem
Reflected in the beams divine;
Blown back they blind the mocking Eye,
But still in Israel's paths they shine.

The Atoms of Democritus
And Newton's Particles of light
Are sands upon the Red sea shore,
Where Israel's tents do shine so bright.

2 comments:

Aggie said...

I love the poem and so true, so true. It puts us in perspective. Hope you are doing well ...

Devin said...

Yes I thought this poem very true and particulary appropriate to this blog and many others out there that question everything! I hope you are also great Aggie and thanks so much for stopping by-all the best to you!!