The Clod and the Pebble

marylizingramart —  May 26, 2010 — 1 Comment

“The Clod and the Pebble” 18×24 Soft Pastel
The inspirations for this piece:

The Clod and the Pebble
by William Blake

“Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a heaven in hell’s despair.”

So sung a little Clod of Clay,
trodden with the cattle’s feet,
But a Pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:

“Love seeketh only self to please,
to bind another to its delight,
Joys in another’s loss of ease,
And builds a hell in heaven’s despite.”

Ecclesiastes 3:18 “I said in my heart with regard to human beings that God is testing them to show that they are but animals.”



One response to The Clod and the Pebble

  1. Mary Liz, these are all so beautiful and inspiring. Now I know where to look when I need motivation. Keep it up! -Susie Fagg

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