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Reeds of Innocence

Written by: William Blake | Biography
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PIPING down the valleys wild  
Piping songs of pleasant glee  
On a cloud I saw a child  
And he laughing said to me: 

'Pipe a song about a Lamb!' 5 
So I piped with merry cheer. 
'Piper pipe that song again;' 
So I piped: he wept to hear. 

'Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe; 
Sing thy songs of happy cheer!' 10 
So I sung the same again  
While he wept with joy to hear. 

'Piper sit thee down and write 
In a book that all may read.' 
So he vanish'd from my sight; 15 
And I pluck'd a hollow reed  

And I made a rural pen  
And I stain'd the water clear  
And I wrote my happy songs 
Every child may joy to hear. 20