Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by William Blake
     
 

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Regarded by a contemporary as a "brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature", William Blake is today recognized as a major poet and artist. This collection of carefully chosen poems reveals the lyricism, mystical vision and consummate craftsmanship that have earned the poet his preeminent place with both critics and the… See more details below

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Regarded by a contemporary as a "brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature", William Blake is today recognized as a major poet and artist. This collection of carefully chosen poems reveals the lyricism, mystical vision and consummate craftsmanship that have earned the poet his preeminent place with both critics and the general public. William Blake was an engraver, painter and visionary mystic as well as one of the most revolutionary of the Romantic poets. His writing attracted the astonished admiration of authors as diverse as Wordsworth, Ruskin, W.B.Yeats, and more recently beat poet Allen Ginsberg and the 'flower power' generation. He is one of England's most original artists whose works aim to liberate imaginative energies and subvert 'the mind-forged manacles' of restriction.

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ISBN-13:
9781105596483
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/14/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
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783,837
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The Clod and the Pebble

"Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a heaven in hell's despair."

So sung a little Clod of Clay,
Trodden with the cattle's feet,
But a Pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:

"Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a hell in heaven's despite."

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