Adrian Mitchell, England

Poet, playwright and novelist (1932 - 2008)

  • William Blake Says: Every Thing that Lives is Holy

    Adrian Mitchell, England

    Long live the Child
    Long live the Mother and Father
    Long live the People

    Long live this wounded Planet
    Long live the good milk of the Air
    Long live the spawning Rivers and the mothering Oceans
    Long live the juice of the Grass
    and all the determined greenery of the Globe

    Long live the Elephants and the Sea Horses,
    the Humming-Birds and the Gorillas,
    the Dogs and Cats and Field-Mice –
    all the surviving animals
    our innocent Sisters and Brothers

    Long live the Earth, deeper than all our thinking

    we have done enough killing

    Long live the Man
    Long live the Woman