Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by William Blake
     
 

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This selection contains, unusually, nearly all Blake's shorter engraved works, with an introduction, notes, selected criticism and chronology of Blake's life and times. This selection covers the whole range of his work, from the childlike simplicity of the 'Songs of Innocence, ' to extracts from prophetic poems like 'Milton' and 'Jerusalem, ' prose including 'The… See more details below

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This selection contains, unusually, nearly all Blake's shorter engraved works, with an introduction, notes, selected criticism and chronology of Blake's life and times. This selection covers the whole range of his work, from the childlike simplicity of the 'Songs of Innocence, ' to extracts from prophetic poems like 'Milton' and 'Jerusalem, ' prose including 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.'

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ISBN-13:
9781500542948
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/16/2014
Pages:
38
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

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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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