Stephen Loomes

Rookie - 139 Points (21ST JUNE 1950 / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)

Tribute To William Blake - Poem by Stephen Loomes

The engraver from Broad Street
Would not kiss the feet
Of a creeping Jesus
When that spirit came
But dreamt of tigers in the night
Out of the narrow lane
Job himself came marching down
The sound of his feet
Resounding at a later time
From the visionary's metered walk.

Ah! but who could have seen
That his meaning would not dawn
Until his spirit free was born
At the engraver's solitary death
At every morn and every night
Misery turns to sweet delight.


Comments about Tribute To William Blake by Stephen Loomes

  • Veteran Poet - 1,255 Points Shahzia Batool (7/4/2013 4:20:00 AM)

    This tribute keeps the essence of Blake, from his profession to his solitary death, and his metered walk as a visionary, as he intimated himself that the designs on which he was engaged were not from his own mind, but copied from grand works revealed to him in visions; and in the words of Allan Cunningham, that people knew that he was commanded to execute his performances by a celestial tongue...i am also the admirer of this sensitive poet who was conscious of even the minute suffering of God's tiny creatures, as the canvas of his universe is vast as well as so compact that whatever happens below on earth, affects the heavenly creatures:

    A skylark wounded in the wing
    A cherubim does cease to sing

    I must say Justice is done to Blake in this tribute! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,002 Points Leslie Philibert (5/26/2013 11:47:00 AM)

    Like this, nice to read a good poem here, not often the case.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/25/2013 4:43:00 AM)

    Nice tribute to William Blake so nice of u (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 25, 2013


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