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The Ecchoing Green or The Echoing Green / Эхо на лужайке / Смеющееся эхо


The Ecchoing Green or The Echoing Green / Эхо на лужайке / Смеющееся эхо
Songs of Innocence by William Blake, 1789 / Песни невинности Уильяма Блейка, 1789

Songs of Innocence by William Blake

The Ecchoing Green.

The Sun does arise,
And make happy the skies.
The merry bells ring
To welcome the Spring.
5 The sky-lark and thrush,
The birds of the bush,
Sing louder around,
To the bells chearful sound.
While our sports shall be seen
10 On the Ecchoing Green.
Old John with white hair
Does laugh away care,
Sitting under the oak,
Among the old folk,
15 They laugh at our play,
And soon they all say.
Such such were the joys.
When we all girls & boys,
In our youth-time were seen,
20 On the Ecchoing Green.

Till the little ones weary
No more can be merry
The sun does descend,
And our sports have an end:
25 Round the laps of their mothers,
Many sisters and brothers,
Like birds in their nest,
Are ready for rest;
And sport no more seen,
30 On the darkening Green.