2. This stanza was probably influenced by the quote from William
Blake that my friend Amitabha Sen sent me from Chicago. This
was in response to my last sending, Nature's Nature:
Man was made for joy and woe; And when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go. Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine; Under every grief and pine Runs a joy with silken twine.
man was made for joy and woe The first 4 lines of that poem, by the way,
may be among the most remarkable in the
English language. Do take a look. They may
be very familiar to some of you. But, if you
have the patience, it may be worth your while
to read Blake's long poem in its entirety.