William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

Comments about William Blake

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

    Was this poem not used to describe the Dark Knight?

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

    just awesome As like the william!

  • Silver Star - 3,289 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 - 0 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?

  • Rookie grame peele (11/17/2011 4:12:00 AM)

    a real legend so mystic so physical yet the up most metaphysical thoughts in him.

  • Rookie Shanu Shah (4/28/2011 1:51:00 AM)

    In His Poem 'London' Blake says about the London city at his time. Chartered means Holy and also has meaning of Dirty. Thames is the river on which he was passing by. He says that this is the City where the Chartered (Holy) flow and in the same City the streets too are chartered (Dirty with diffrent sins) . He talks of different pain that he sees when he come across diffrent people. Like Harlot(Prostitute's) cry and that of soldier who had died beacuase of autocracy practiced in the palace. I really find the way metaphor is used to say all that is prevelant at that time in London. Now though London is a nice in fact a lively place to live.
    Time changes and things change..

  • Veteran Poet - 1,045 Points p.a. noushad (4/13/2010 12:54:00 AM)

    very beautiful nerration, good imagination.

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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To Tirzah

Whate'er is Born of Mortal Birth
Must be consumed with the Earth
To rise from Generation free:
Then what have I to do with thee?

The Sexes sprung from Shame & Pride,
Blow'd in the morn, in evening died;
But Mercy chang'd Death into Sleep;
The Sexes rose to work & weep.

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