13 July 2012

Posted by Lisa-Marie Dutt |
Auguries Of Innocence is one of my favourite pieces of poetry; William Blake being my favourite poet. In this particular verse, it is quite clear what is being said, if you allow yourself to delve deeply enough into what is right there in front of you.

Its meaning is very similar, in the sense that you have to dig a little deeper in order to find the beauty in even the smallest and most common of things. Have the innocence of a young child when you hold a grain of sand and stare into it as though the universe is held within it. As with the wild flower line, if you open your mind enough and allow your inner innocence to seep through, you will find that you can see more than a little beauty in flowers. The last two lines are my favourite, for they represent just how precious time is and how we should never make a go at wasting it. Some people are hardheaded enough to believe time is in abundance and there's always room to do the things we love at a later date, but there really is no better time than now. We, for all we know, might not have all this time we think we deserve. So, if you could hold infinity in the palm of your hand, or eternity in just one hour, what would you do with it?


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