Tag Archives: Songs of Innocence and Experience

Children’s Choirs, Vienna’s and Blake’s

Wednesday Last Friday I was able to see in person the Vienna Children’s choir, which previously I knew only from their recordings. As I listened to the high, pure voices in Sewanee’s cathedral-like All Saints Chapel, I thought of William Blake’s “Holy Thursday” from Songs of Innocence. The poem has some of Blake’s characteristic irony, […]

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Cherish the Angel at Your Door

William Blake’s “Holy Thursday” poems challenges those members of Congress voting to cut food stamps.

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Songs of Innocence Destroyed

Blake captures the tragic clash between childhood innocence and worldly corruption that we witnessed in Sandy Hook.

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