The remarkable short poem which sums up Osborne’s austerity Britain so well

Posted: November 11, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Pride's Purge

Is this a holy thing to see
In a rich and fruitful land,
Babes reduced to misery,
Fed with cold and usurous hand?

Is that trembling cry a song?
Can it be a song of joy?
And so many children poor?
It is a land of poverty!

And their sun does never shine,
And their fields are bleak and bare,
And their ways are filled with thorns:
It is eternal winter there.

For where’er the sun does shine,
And where’er the rain does fall,
Babes should never hunger there,
Nor poverty the mind appall.

This remarkable poem called Holy Thursday – perfectly sums up austerity Britain today.

Which is rather surprising as it was written in 1794.

At the time William Blake wrote the poem, the nation was supposed to be ‘rich and fruitful’ and the economy was growing – just as we are told it is today by…

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