By William Blake
'It used to be like God had a human voice, with all of the countless tenderness and anciency and mortal gravity of a residing writer chatting with his son.' - Allen Ginsberg at the voice of William Blake
The Yeats anthology of the poems of William Blake is that groovy rarity: one nice visionary poet's anthology of every little thing that strikes him approximately one other, even larger one. Yeats ready it in 1905 and it most likely is still the one maximum unmarried one-volume version of William Blake extant, the one who, in under 250 pages, provides as sensibly compressed and canny an version as you'll ever locate of might be the least brilliant and such a lot chaotic genius of English poetry. Even those that have the whole Blake in a number of versions will locate Yeats' Blake all-but-indispensable.
–Buffalo information, April 6, 2003
The Yeats anthology of the poems of William Blake is that fab rarity: one nice visionary poets anthology of every little thing that strikes him approximately one other, even better one. Yeats ready it in 1905 and it most likely is still the only maximum unmarried one-volume version of William Blake extant, the person who, in lower than 250 pages, offers as sensibly compressed and canny an variation as youll ever locate of possibly the least brilliant and such a lot chaotic genius of English poetry. Even those that have the entire Blake in a number of variants will locate Yeats Blake all-but-indispensable.
–Buffalo information, April 6, 2003
This choice of Blake's paintings was once commissioned in 1905 by means of the enterprise of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats. Yeats, one of many few poets reminiscent of Blake, ready a special collection of his poetic and prose writings.
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No! ” Another account says, “he said he was going to that country he had all his life wished to see, and expressed himself happy, hoping for salvation through Jesus Christ. ” “He made the rafters ring,” said Tatham. “The death of a saint,” said a poor woman who had come in to help Mrs. Blake. The wife continued to believe him always with her in the spirit, even calling out to him at times as if he were but a few yards away; but, none the less, fretted herself into the grave, surviving him only two years.
He holds it better indeed for us to break all the commandments than to sink into a dead compliance. ” “I care not whether a man is good or bad,” he makes Los, the “eternal mind,” say in Jerusalem; “all that I care is whether he is a wise man or a fool. ” By intellect he means xxxiii xxxiv introduction imagination. ” The great contest of imagination with reason is described throughout “The Prophetic Books” under many symbols, but chieﬂy under the symbolic conﬂict of Los, the divine formative principle which comes midway between absolute existence and corporeal life, with Urizen, “the God of this world” and maker of dead law and blind negation.
Not only did Hayley himself give the prophet, who was his guest, little but mechanical work, but he sought out excellent ladies, kindly and worldly like himself, who wanted miniatures and painted ﬁre-screens. ” Towards the last an event occurred which awoke all his slumbering gratitude. One evening he found a soldier in his garden, and not knowing that he had been put there to dig by his own gardener, asked him with all politeness to be gone. The man refused with threats, and Blake, getting angry, caught him by the elbows, and, despite his endeavour to spar, forced him away down the road to the village tavern where he was quartered.
Collected Poems by William Blake