William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

The Angel - Poem by William Blake

I dreamt a dream! What can it mean?
And that I was a maiden Queen
Guarded by an Angel mild:
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Comments about The Angel by William Blake

  • (2/21/2018 10:11:00 AM)

    sorry didn't mean to do that (Report) Reply

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  • (2/21/2018 10:10:00 AM)

    Im sorry I did not mean to do that.
    I really like the poem and how William Blake describes the queen and the angel
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  • (2/21/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Loomes (2/21/2018 12:56:00 AM)

    Blake speaks of the loss of his youthful innocence as the shell of his ego sends his angel away. (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Loomes (2/21/2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Peter Ackroyd hang your head in eternal shame for writing a biography, the genius of William Blake, to defame, you are less than dust beneath his feet, your lack of comprehension is quite complete, and will be quite forgotten and your essay long forgotten as Blake walkks mystically to eternity upon his exquisite metered feet. (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2018 5:24:00 AM)

    most epic poem ever in the world thank you william (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2018 5:36:00 AM)

    most boring poem ever (Report) Reply

    (1/12/2018 11:11:00 PM)

    you are the most boring poem ever

  • (12/9/2017 1:35:00 AM)

    I chose this poem because it felt (Report) Reply

  • Earnest Gatuma (11/6/2016 9:02:00 AM)

    I really love the revelation put through here, it visualizes the age of success much further than that of failure. (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (8/31/2016 2:37:00 PM)

    Superb advice here....great poem. (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2016 8:39:00 PM)

    ........absolutely beautiful, an amazing dream, maybe the meaning is life is so so short
    so when love comes, do not let it slip away, because if love comes again you may be old and grey ★
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  • Maria C. Pires Costa (11/5/2014 7:58:00 AM)

    This is a very sensitive, touching thread moving from love, protection to times of youth versus ageing...
    Love it!
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    (11/25/2014 11:00:00 AM)

    I agree

  • (7/4/2014 4:13:00 AM)

    It is a wonderful and beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Biplab Singha (6/14/2014 6:47:00 PM)

    Uncommon and uncomparable, , , , , , , , like it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2011 1:12:00 PM)

    Let me offer a revised and improved version of my first comment posted 6/14/09, I meant to say that the speaker in the 'The Angel' withheld a secret of a shameful deed from the heavenly visitor. And it's not 'Willie's' feminine side that he is ashamed of, but whatever it is it bothers him no end! Where some of you get your notions from leaves me befuddled at times! (Report) Reply

    Stephen Loomes (2/21/2018 12:58:00 AM)

    Perhaps befuddlement is your natural state

  • (6/14/2011 1:16:00 PM)

    It is just... Soothing (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2011 1:34:00 AM)

    What else can anybody comment on the poem except ha! ha! ha! Brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • (6/16/2010 8:32:00 PM)

    Blake and Angels again?
    Yes, and another perfectly insightful metaphor, too!
    Thank you again, Blake!
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  • Kevin Straw (6/14/2010 8:44:00 AM)

    In this poem the Poet (not necessarily the biographical Blake) denies himself the feminine side that would have made him whole. He sees himself in a dream as female and weeps to be depicted so. But though he weeps he knows his heart’s delight would be to incorporate that element into his psyche, yet keeps that secret from the mild Angel, and loses the opportunity. As he grows older he fortifies himself against this female side, and again given the opportunity to balance his nature, is so set in his masculinity that the Angel comes in vain. Perhaps Blake here is emphasising the need to balance the Yin and the Yang in the human psyche. (Report) Reply

    (9/1/2017 10:53:00 AM)

    Yes, this could be part of the intent, but I woud suggest too, that he is associating youth with the need for nurturance (female) and the inevitable, also valid need, for maturity, and reason (masculine) which allows us to navigate both the world and aging.

  • (6/14/2010 5:46:00 AM)

    Maiden Queen, takes many aspects. Being something that is not you or undesired and shielding against it weights. (Report) Reply

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