Maskil 2 –Beholding Goodness and Severity 5/6/97
How, like Blake’s Tyger and his Lamb,
Does two-fac’d Spring display “I AM”?
Warmth persuades the antler’s fall
Chills ambush our willow tree
Robin’s trapp’d in treachery
From the soil the larvae crawl
Screaming winds eat mangl’d earth
Snows and floods remain untam’d
Hailstones murder hatching eggs
Angry clouds twist writhing mirth
Helpless victims cry unnam’d
Winter pours it’s last, long dregs
The flower’d fruitfulness of earth
Comes after pains of Summer’s birth.
*this is a reference to William Blake and a contrast of Romans 11:22