Mercy, Joy, and Loving Harmony

A poem inspired by William Blake:

 

To Mercy Joy and Loving Harmony

We pray in hearts wide open:

And to these virtues of Wisdom

We thank thee for all eternity. 

 

To Mercy Joy and Loving Harmony

We pray to our dear Father:

And Mercy Joy and Loving Harmony

Is Man gifted all eternity. 

 

For Mercy and Joy combine 

In Harmony of a loving face:

And thus, the human form divine,

In Peace, the human race.

 

Then all the nations chime

We pray in earthly agony,

And thus, the human form divine,

Mercy Joy and Loving Harmony.

 

And all must love continually

Mercy Joy and Loving Harmony,

Therein our Lord God dwelling,

Unconditional love is living.

 

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In Memory of Miss Havisham

A poem I wrote in Hyde Park, dreaming of Dickens:

 

The trees lovingly clap their branches

Like the withered hands of an upright heiress 

Though distressed where she waits in earnest

Upon the deceased veil of Winter’s dress

Her bosom is gleeful in expectation

Her heart ready to be caressed

And her soul, forever blessed.