Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Milton: But In The Wine-Presses The Human Grapes Sing Not Nor Dance Comments

Rating: 2.8

But in the Wine-presses the human grapes sing not nor dance:
They howl and writhe in shoals of torment, in fierce flames consuming,

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COMMENTS
Michael Walker 01 August 2019

I did not realize until now that Blake sometimes wrote in long lines, as in this poem. Knowing who 'Luvah' was would reveal more meaning in the poem. As I see it, Milton's vision was beatific and heavenly: but Blake's is horrible and awful, the people tortured and tormented by Luvah's cruel daughters.

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* Sunprincess * 01 January 2016

...............a fascinating write...and beautiful theme ?

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