Category Archives: William Blake

J’accuse…!

    A Robin Redbreast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage. A Dove house filld with Doves & Pigeons Shudders Hell thr’ all its regions A dog starvd at his Masters Gate Predicts the ruin of the … Continue reading

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the particular matters; quotes from famous authors

    “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.” — William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”   “If the … Continue reading

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Immersing Oneself Is To Be Desired

    If you trap the moment before it’s ripe, The tears of repentance you’ll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go You can never wipe off the tears of woe.   — William Blake, “If … Continue reading

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my Blake books

      my Blake books     The attached Word document (above) contains an inventory of books by and about the romantic poet and artist William Blake in my personal home library.     — Roger W. Smith    … Continue reading

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Benjamin Britten, “Elegy”

          (scroll down for music)     The Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31, is a song cycle written in 1943 by English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) for tenor accompanied by a solo horn … Continue reading

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The Echoing Green

    Central Park, April 10, 2017 photo by Roger W. Smith       The sun does arise, And make happy the skies. The merry bells ring To welcome the Spring. The sky-lark and thrush, The birds of the … Continue reading

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William Blake, “Eternity”

  Eternity He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy He who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sunrise   — “Eternity” (1777) by William Blake (1757 – 1827), from the poet’s notebook … Continue reading

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