A Quote by William Blake on angels, jokes, and lies

I asked a thief to steal me a peach: He turned up his eyes. I asked a lithe lady to lie her down: Holy and meek, she cries. As soon as I went An angel came. He winked at the thief And smiled at the dame- And without one word spoke Had a peach from the tree, And 'twixt earnest and joke Enjoyed the lady.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, I Asked a Thief

Contributed by: Zaady