Selected Poems

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Regarded by a contemporary as a "brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature", William Blake is today recognized as a major poet and artist. This collection of carefully chosen poems reveals the lyricism, mystical vision and consummate craftsmanship that have earned the poet his preeminent place with both critics and the general public. William Blake was an engraver, painter and visionary mystic as well as one of the most revolutionary of the Romantic poets. His writing attracted the astonished admiration of authors as diverse as Wordsworth, Ruskin, W.B.Yeats, and more recently beat poet Allen Ginsberg and the 'flower power' generation. He is one of England's most original artists whose works aim to liberate imaginative energies and subvert 'the mind-forged manacles' of restriction.
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  • By Cygnus Digital
    Oct 12, 2016
    In sober style you hail the coming of the seasons And decry foul crimes that twist man’s reason With dewy locks and flames, shade and silent decay With cages and jails to trap our mortal clay At times through long stanzas you make us plod Through epics of tyrants and the lands they trod Others your sprightly lines leap and bound Longing for the past and its mellow sound You sing the praises of gratified desire And bodies burning with everlasting fire You scorn and mock the holy writ Each time you sit to take a shit You penned fine lines in hackneyed rhymes And got away with it countless times Be smooth as a dove –that’s called Christian love You’ll repose from strife –enjoy eternal life! I’ll remember you, engraver of infernal paintings Where the doomed are fettered, writhing and fainting And take to heart your wisdom dispensed in epigrams, Even though the world couldn’t give a damn. Prophet and Seer of Dark Visions May your pithy wit guide us through some revision. To see a World in... More > a Grain of Sand And Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of our hand And Eternity in an hour. Facundo Martin Jul 20, 2016< Less
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Green King Press
January 14, 2013
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