Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Experience is a 1794 poetry collection of 26 poems forming the second part of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Some of the poems, such as The Little Boy Lost and The Little Boy Found were moved by Blake to Songs of Innocence, and were frequently moved between the two books.[citation needed] In this collection of poems, Blake contrasts Songs of Songs of Experience is a 1794 poetry collection of 26 poems forming the second part of William Blake's Songs of Innoce...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Author:William Blake
Rating:
Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Songs of Innocence and of Experience
ISBN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:56 pages pages

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Reviews

  • Priyanka
    Feb 17, 2015

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

  • somuchreading
    Dec 21, 2015

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

  • Manny
    Dec 17, 2009

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

  • Mike Jensen
    Jan 09, 2010

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...

    William Blake is my favorite poet ever. And 'London' is the best of this collection, maybe my favorite poem of all time. This is one of the rare times in which I have to thank school. ...

    Just for fun, let?s do A Blick* of Blake. Or, Spot The Blake Allusion. Let me explain. This is inspired by Friend Dawrin8u?s Poem=Review of Songs of Innocence And of Experience. See, every time I hear ?Blake? I hear ?Daniel Amos?. See, Daniel Amos is/was an influential b...

    ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ??? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ??????. ??????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ???? ????...

    William Blake is one of my favorite Romantic era poets. Shakespeare is the only Englishman that I have enjoyed reading more than Blake. England during the 1800s never gave its accolades to the genius of Blake while he lived. His paintings and his most important works like Marriage of H...

    In turns heartfelt and alienating, warm and eerie. The duplicity with which this book is written is its most defining characteristic, making it a direct reflection of the world we live in. It's short, but encompassing; it's safe to say that the breadth of emotions I felt in the hour...

    I don't get Blake's reputation. I grant the genius of ?The Tyger,? but 90% of the rest of the poems in this book are doggerel. The other 10% are doggerel mixed with a good idea gone wrong or a nice line or image mixed with some very bad writing. It is hard for me to understand why ...

  • Jason Gignac
    May 17, 2009

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

  • Khaled.
    Jun 06, 2013

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...

    William Blake is my favorite poet ever. And 'London' is the best of this collection, maybe my favorite poem of all time. This is one of the rare times in which I have to thank school. ...

    Just for fun, let?s do A Blick* of Blake. Or, Spot The Blake Allusion. Let me explain. This is inspired by Friend Dawrin8u?s Poem=Review of Songs of Innocence And of Experience. See, every time I hear ?Blake? I hear ?Daniel Amos?. See, Daniel Amos is/was an influential b...

    ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ??? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ??????. ??????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ???? ????...

  • Matthew DeCostanza
    Nov 24, 2010

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...

    William Blake is my favorite poet ever. And 'London' is the best of this collection, maybe my favorite poem of all time. This is one of the rare times in which I have to thank school. ...

    Just for fun, let?s do A Blick* of Blake. Or, Spot The Blake Allusion. Let me explain. This is inspired by Friend Dawrin8u?s Poem=Review of Songs of Innocence And of Experience. See, every time I hear ?Blake? I hear ?Daniel Amos?. See, Daniel Amos is/was an influential b...

    ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ??? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ??????. ??????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ???? ????...

    William Blake is one of my favorite Romantic era poets. Shakespeare is the only Englishman that I have enjoyed reading more than Blake. England during the 1800s never gave its accolades to the genius of Blake while he lived. His paintings and his most important works like Marriage of H...

    In turns heartfelt and alienating, warm and eerie. The duplicity with which this book is written is its most defining characteristic, making it a direct reflection of the world we live in. It's short, but encompassing; it's safe to say that the breadth of emotions I felt in the hour...

  • Mike Puma
    Oct 23, 2013

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

  • Bradley
    Mar 26, 2013

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

  • Connie
    Dec 06, 2017

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

  • Ryan Milbrath
    Aug 09, 2011

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...

    William Blake is my favorite poet ever. And 'London' is the best of this collection, maybe my favorite poem of all time. This is one of the rare times in which I have to thank school. ...

    Just for fun, let?s do A Blick* of Blake. Or, Spot The Blake Allusion. Let me explain. This is inspired by Friend Dawrin8u?s Poem=Review of Songs of Innocence And of Experience. See, every time I hear ?Blake? I hear ?Daniel Amos?. See, Daniel Amos is/was an influential b...

    ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ??? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ??????. ??????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ???? ????...

    William Blake is one of my favorite Romantic era poets. Shakespeare is the only Englishman that I have enjoyed reading more than Blake. England during the 1800s never gave its accolades to the genius of Blake while he lived. His paintings and his most important works like Marriage of H...

  • Draven
    Aug 27, 2011

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

  • Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
    Dec 25, 2015

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...

    William Blake is my favorite poet ever. And 'London' is the best of this collection, maybe my favorite poem of all time. This is one of the rare times in which I have to thank school. ...

    Just for fun, let?s do A Blick* of Blake. Or, Spot The Blake Allusion. Let me explain. This is inspired by Friend Dawrin8u?s Poem=Review of Songs of Innocence And of Experience. See, every time I hear ?Blake? I hear ?Daniel Amos?. See, Daniel Amos is/was an influential b...

  • Knarik Avetisyan
    Apr 03, 2014

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

  • Huda AbuKhoti
    Aug 23, 2012

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 10, 2016

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

  • Joey
    Feb 18, 2015

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Mar 15, 2016

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

  • Lit Bug
    Apr 09, 2013

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

  • Carmo
    Apr 25, 2015

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

  • Kimi
    Mar 06, 2014

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

  • Mari Yeung
    Dec 11, 2013

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...

    William Blake is my favorite poet ever. And 'London' is the best of this collection, maybe my favorite poem of all time. This is one of the rare times in which I have to thank school. ...

  • Florencia
    Jul 28, 2013

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

  • Ayse Kelce
    Nov 04, 2016

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

  • Darwin8u
    Dec 24, 2015

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 19, 2015

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

  • Liam
    Feb 22, 2017

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...

    When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...

    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...

    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...

  • maheen ~bookqueen~
    Sep 13, 2017

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...

    ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????, ?????? ????????. ...

    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Oct 11, 2016

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

  • Oziel Bispo
    Jul 23, 2017

    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...

    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...

    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...

    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...

    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...

    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...

    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...

    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...

    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...

    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...