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Auguries of Innocence, by William Blake

To see heaven in a wild flower.To see a world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

And eternity in an hour.


We are led to believe a lie

When we see not thro’ the eye,

Which was born in a night to perish in a night,

When the soul slept in beams of light.


– By William Blake, from “The Ballads (or Pickering) Manuscript,” 1801-1803