William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

A Divine Image

Poem by William Blake

Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secresy the human dress.

The human dress is forged iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.


Comments about A Divine Image by William Blake

  • Shireen Bar. (2/25/2020 9:17:00 PM)

    I like poetry of All kind.Sorrow one happy one.(Report)Reply

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  • Ben Dover (11/24/2019 2:36:00 PM)

    I eat bigggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg poo’s lolAlready ReportedReply

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  • Oindri ghosh (7/12/2019 12:17:00 PM)

    Moderate .not so good so small.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/21/2019 11:24:00 AM)

    Cruelty has a human heart
    And jealousy a human face
    Terror the human form divine
    And secrecy the human dress"
    Fantastic and stunning revelations.(Report)Reply

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  • Iftekhar IftiIftekhar Ifti (2/19/2019 2:03:00 PM)

    It’s looked he painted the features of human with a few words(Report)Reply

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  • Minenhle Bondi Dlamini (1/15/2019 5:30:00 AM)

    Add a comment.I am indeed inspired.... th imag is vivid(Report)Reply

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  • Dgots (12/15/2018 5:06:00 PM)

    The second quad answers the first in reverse. a mirror image of personal experience and shared experience. what we create collectively is vying ambitions and this we call divine?(Report)Reply

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  • Debzzz (11/19/2018 1:49:00 PM)

    Aah, human nature.. I try to have faith, but...(Report)Reply

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  • Debzzz (11/19/2018 1:47:00 PM)

    The Divine image is really something, the author, Thomas Harris, used it in his novel Red Dragon. Along with Blake's painting, the great Red Dragon and the woman clothed with the sun. Phew! He was very gifted.(Report)Reply

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  • Debzzz (11/19/2018 1:39:00 PM)

    Very powerful stuff, phew! Must have been an interesting guy.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/15/2018 3:40:00 AM)

    Cruelty, jealousy, terror, human face. as always Blake was a divine poet........ He influenced me very much during my literature classes....... thank u dear poet. you are in heaven..... please think of me when you go to the throne of God......... tony(Report)Reply

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  • Tanner (8/21/2018 4:50:00 AM)

    I see many misconceptions of this poem below. This is not some harsh critique of humanity, nor is it Blake denying the divines presence in humanity. It is the recognition of the wholeness of the divine. The wholeness of man. In this Blake accepts cruelty, jealousy, terror, and so on as essential products of mans divine essence.(Report)Reply

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  • A true friend? (6/8/2018 4:59:00 AM)

    His poems and quotes are really really fab. And heart touching for me...(Report)Reply

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/29/2018 11:07:00 PM)

    The human dress is forged iron,
    The human form a fiery forge,
    The human face a furnace sealed,
    The human heart its hungry gorge.(Report)Reply

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  • Saniya sultana (4/26/2018 12:16:00 PM)

    William Blake poems and quotes is heart touching(Report)Reply

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  • english teacgher (1/31/2018 9:10:00 AM)

    this is FABULOUSSSS and it ias amazing and oooohhhhh my god i love iot babes yes(Report)Reply

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  • Mahalakshni (12/24/2017 7:18:00 AM)

    True thoght(Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Feldman (10/14/2017 9:48:00 PM)

    Not very flattering to the human species.
    Well written and true,
    We are not vey good creatures
    Me and You!(Report)Reply

    Cameron(12/14/2017 11:04:00 AM)

    Trash quote

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  • Zeeshan Haider (10/4/2016 1:55:00 PM)

    To close to reality specially in now days (Report)Reply

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  • Zoila T. FloresZoila T. Flores (10/2/2016 6:43:00 PM)

    So, I do have a different description of a Divine Image. And, Yes. I saw Him, I Swear! ! !
    Greetings,
    Zoila T. Flores(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 9, 2001


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