William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

Comments about William Blake

  • Rookie A S (1/16/2014 11:59:00 AM)

    I really admire the combination of both visual and poetic art that happens in Blake's original publications of his poems. I am always surprised at how people tend to overlook them. There are great copies of the illustrations at http: //www.blakearchive.org/blake/

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  • Rookie Shyam Kishore Mukherjee (11/26/2013 5:30:00 AM)

    As a poet I admire and like all the creations of William Blake. Going through the poetry of him transform me to another world. I like to read other works of him.

  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Wahab Abdul (11/20/2013 7:46:00 AM)

    most acclaimed poet in the world by reputed critics of the world.. i am liking him too much...

  • Rookie - 18 Points Ron Maynard (11/19/2013 9:01:00 AM)

    Was this poem not used to describe the Dark Knight?

  • Rookie Shubham Ghormode (5/26/2013 3:52:00 AM)

    just awesome As like the william!

  • Gold Star - 5,215 Points Walterrean Salley (8/5/2012 11:35:00 PM)

    William Blake's work is among the best. Love his material, style and formating. His metaphors and imagery are quite interesting, drawing you into the composition. Intriguing.

  • Rookie Kyra Clark (4/18/2012 2:46:00 PM)

    William Blake is an inspiration to me. I love reading his poems. They bring out my feelings when I read them.

  • Rookie - 150 Points Nick Lennert (3/17/2012 11:19:00 PM)

    William Blake is one of my largest inspirations (no the that anyone really cares what I think!) and I think he was one-hundred years ahead of his time! He blended visual art and poetry, and if he was around now I could see him doing some kind of poetic animation. Blake's influence is scattered across every genre and the minds of many an important thinker.

  • Rookie Fernand Pena (12/18/2011 7:31:00 AM)

    I'm just a fernch musician (singer) & 'Blake lover'.
    My last work 'Ode to William Blake' rock songs with words from the Mind.
    have a hear: http: //www.lezarts.info/
    In my concerts I want to make known to the French 'wonderful man' in the words of his wife Catherine.

  • Rookie Angela Pettway (12/5/2011 5:02:00 PM)

    Why is tiger spelled tyger in Blake's poem The Tyger?

Best Poem of William Blake

A Poison Tree

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine.
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

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Why Was Cupid A Boy

Why was Cupid a boy,
And why a boy was he?
He should have been a girl,
For aught that I can see.

For he shoots with his bow,
And the girl shoots with her eye,
And they both are merry and glad,
And laugh when we do cry.

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