William Blake Poetry

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His so-called prophetic works were said by 20th centu... Read More

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Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secresy t

Golden Apollo, that thro' heaven wide
Scatter'st the rays of light, and truth's beams,
In lucent w

Sweet dreams, form a shade
O'er my lovely infant's head!
Sweet dreams of pleasant streams
By happ

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your

Sweet dreams form a shade,
O'er my lovely infants head.
Sweet dreams of pleasant streams,
By happ

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could fra

What is it men in women do require?
The lineaments of Gratified Desire.
What is it women do in men

Once a dream did weave a shade
O'er my angel-guarded bed,
That an emmet lost its way
Where on gra

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it

I dreamt a dream! What can it mean?
And that I was a maiden Queen
Guarded by an Angel mild:
Witle

The shadowy Daughter of Urthona stood before red Orc,
When fourteen suns had faintly journey'd o'e

Children of the future age,
Reading this indignant page,
Know that in a former time
Love, sweet l

Nought loves another as itself,
Nor venerates another so,
Nor is it possible to thought
A greater

Prepare, prepare the iron helm of war,
Bring forth the lots, cast in the spacious orb;
Th' Angel o

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of G

Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden c

Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently

William Blake Poetry

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His so-called prophetic works were said by 20th century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry lead 21st century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Although he lived in London his entire life (except for three years spent in Felpham), he produced a diverse and symbolically rich œuvre, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "human existence itself". Although Blake was considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, he is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of the Romantic movement and as "Pre-Romantic". Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England (indeed, to almost all forms of organised religion), Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American Revolutions. Though later he rejected many of these political beliefs, he maintained an amiable relationship with the political activist Thomas Paine; he was also influenced by thinkers such as Emanuel Swedenborg.Despite these known influences, the singularity of Blake's work makes him difficult to classify. The 19th-century scholar William Rossetti characterised him as a "glorious luminary", and "a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors".... Read More