Sunday, September 6, 2009

William Blake (1757-1827)

Like most great poets, William Blake was highly unrecognized during his lifetime. Originally he was a painter focusing primarily on themes of resurrection and Christianity. Later in his life, inspired by the French and American Revolutions, Blake began writing poetry. Today, both his paintings and his poems have become the hallmarks of romanticism during his time. Here are my personal favorites.

"If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt,
they'd immediately go out."

"To see the world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour."

Song of the Day: Push the Envelope by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Daily Pet Peeve: People who stare should stick their face into a toaster and get a life.

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