Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat'ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

William Blake


  1. Your lilies are beautiful so is the poem....a nice way to start the day.

  2. I've gotten a little lazy on the poetry research. I find these little ditties and go with them!

    The lilies are now in bloom, as well as the delphiniums. It's so pretty.

  3. Well, I *like* Blake so all's good from my pov. Interesting man. The lilies are gorgeous!

  4. Enjoyed the poem even though you call it a little ditty! I am still waiting for the delphiniums to bloom as well as the lilies so I can enjoy yours!

  5. Your blog is so beautiful.

    Just so you know, your comment touched me so much that I wrote about it (and linked to you) from my blog.

    Thank you...

  6. I liked it, but it certainly isn't epic!

    Jan, I'll head over to read what you had to say.


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