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William Blake medley


Signature – William Blake: One who is very much delighted with being in good company.

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
William Blake

A truth that’s told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.

blake-painting.gifFrom Auguries of Innocence:

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

If a thing loves, it is infinite.

Opposition is true friendship.

What is it men in women do require? The lineaments of Gratified Desire. / What is it women do in men require? The lineaments of Gratified Desire.

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.

What is now proved was once only imagined.

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite.

Do what you will, this world’s a fiction and is made up of contradiction.

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.


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4 comments on “William Blake medley

  1. Kilroy
    3 August, 2007

    Thank you for this Blake celebration, Ann. You really know how to sing.

    I’m enjoying the collections very much. What a refuge!

  2. abarclay12
    3 August, 2007

    Didn’t they once find the mystic William Blake in a tree naked? The guy was a great poet and engraver, no doubt, but a little nutty too, right?

  3. Ann El Khoury
    3 August, 2007

    Glad you’re availing yourself to some wonderful Blake, dear Kilroy. He’s one of my faves and a nice respite/ refuge here too.

    Thanks for coming by ABarclay. Yep, definitely a little nutty. My kind of lovable eccentric ;)

  4. fencer
    5 August, 2007

    Thanks for the Blake…

    He always seems such an intense person, who just might have been difficult to live around… despite, or because of, his wisdom.


    Thanks Fencer. :) — Ann

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This entry was posted on 3 August, 2007 by in Arts, Empire, War and Terror, Opinion, Poetry, Quotes.

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"