Who is William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his "prophetic works" were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. While he lived in London his entire life, except for three years spent in Felpham, he produced a diverse and symbolically rich collection of works, wh...
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William Blake Poems

  • Cupid
    Why was Cupid a boy,
    And why a boy was he?
    He should have been a girl,
    For aught that I can see. ...
  • A Song Of Liberty
    The Eternal Female groand! it was heard over all the Earth:
    Albions coast is sick silent; the American meadows faint!
    Shadows of Prophecy shiver along by the lakes and the rivers and mutter across the ocean! France rend down thy dungeon;
    Golden Spain burst the barriers of old Rome; ...
  • The Sky Is An Immortal Tent Built By The Sons Of Los
    The sky is an immortal tent built by the Sons of Los:
    And every space that a man views around his dwelling-place
    Standing on his own roof or in his garden on a mount
    Of twenty-five cubits in height, such space is his universe: ...
  • Preludium To America
    The shadowy Daughter of Urthona stood before red Orc,
    When fourteen suns had faintly journey'd o'er his dark abode:
    His food she brought in iron baskets, his drink in cups of iron:
    Crown'd with a helmet and dark hair the nameless female stood; ...
  • Blind Man's Buff
    When silver snow decks Susan's clothes,
    And jewel hangs at th' shepherd's nose,
    The blushing bank is all my care,
    With hearth so red, and walls so fair; ...
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Top 10 most used topics by William Blake

Night 65 Love 54 I Love You 54 Joy 49 Earth 43 Sleep 42 Sweet 40 God 39 Heaven 38 Light 37

William Blake Quotes

  • When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite.
  • If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
  • I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
  • Energy is eternal delight.
  • And because I am happy and dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury.
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Comments about William Blake

Ellechorongap: "if a thing loves, it is infinite." — william blake
Retrogamething1: 'whatever is born of mortal birth must be consumed with the earth. to rise from generation free, so what am i to do with thee. (william blake: to tirzah)' - blade runner
Xralphgail: the weak in courage is strong in cunning. -william blake makensayatayu saralphgail
Gswsyndicate: you never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ~william blake, proverbs of hell
Tribdemsports: blake hinson scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead pittsburgh to an 80-64 victory over william & mary on friday night for its third straight win.
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A Tragedy
 by Edith Nesbit

Among his books he sits all day
To think and read and write;
He does not smell the new-mown hay,
The roses red and white.

I walk among them all alone,
His silly, stupid wife;
The world seems tasteless, dead and done -

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