Poems on Innocence



To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

by William Blake (1)


Child-like innocence,
Saint-like purity
Are divinely one
In reality-sea,
In vision-sun
And cosmic-run.

Sri Chinmoy (2)

Innocence is man’s
God-given possession.
Arrogance is man’s
Self-styled possession.

Sri Chinmoy (3)


The dance of pretense
Never ends.
The song of innocence
Never begins.

Sri Chinmoy (4)

The heart’s innocence
Eventually conquers
The mind’s insolence,
The body’s indolence.

Sri Chinmoy (5)

Eternally praiseworthy.

Sri Chinmoy (6)


Related Poems


(1) Excerpt from: Auguries of Innocence by William Blake

(2) Excerpt from From The Source To The Source by Sri Chinmoy

(3) Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 152 by Sri Chinmoy

(4) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 34 by Sri Chinmoy

(5) Excerpt from Silence Speaks, Part 1 by Sri Chinmoy

(6) Excerpt from Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 24 by Sri Chinmoy

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