Tuesday Poem: William Blake's 'The Lamb' set by John Tavener

John Tavener's setting of William Blake's poem 'The Lamb', performed by the Tenebrae Choir.  This is just one of the pieces of music featured in the Italian film 'La Grande Bellezza' - The Great Beauty.

The Lamb is one of the poems in Blake's 'Songs of Innocence'.  Though I'm not religious, I find its simplicity very moving.  It was one of the poems we had to learn at school, alongside 'Tiger, tiger, burning bright'.

There are 28 Tuesday Poets coming from all over the world - New Zealand, America, Canada, France, Italy, England, Australia, and Africa.  We try to post a poem every Tuesday and take it in turns to edit the main website, which you can find by clicking this link.  Please take a look and find out what we're all posting. 


  1. Beautiful. I can see why you shared this! And the film too -- have not seen it, but I like the trailer. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Michelle. The film is worth seeing, if you can ignore the first 10 minutes!


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