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Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake It appeared in two phases A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself infive years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocence and of Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul Songs of Innocence and of Experience


About the Author: William Blake

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake s work is today considered seminal and significant in the history of both poetry and the visual arts.Blake s prophetic poetry has been said to form what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the language His visual artistry has led one modern critic to proclaim him far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced Although he only once travelled any further than a day s walk outside London over the course of his life, his creative vision engendered a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced imagination as the body of God , or Human existence itself.Once considered mad for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is highly regarded today for his expressiveness and creativity, and the philosophical and mystical currents that underlie his work His work has been characterized as part of the Romantic movement, or even Pre Romantic , for its largely having appeared in the 18th century Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the established Church, Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions, as well as by such thinkers as Emanuel Swedenborg.Despite these known influences, the originality and singularity of Blake s work make it difficult to classify One 19th century scholar characterised Blake as a glorious luminary , a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors.



10 thoughts on “Songs of Innocence and of Experience

  1. says:

    Two contrary states of the human soul The moon like a flower,In Heavens high bower With silent delight,Sits and smiles on the night. Night At times the weight of the reputation of an artist is that intimidating I can barely overcome trepidation to venture into approaching his or her work William Blake is


  2. says:

    Am not IA fly like thee Or art not thouA man like meOut of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me I ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm Why these lines You may ask.It s simple really they


  3. says:

    I have to admit that I rarely read poetry, not because I don t want to but mostly because my library usually doesn t have the kind of poetry that I long for So imagine my surprise when I found this little new gem in between one of my beloved and already so very familiar bookshelves It was love at first sight an


  4. says:

    Tyger Tyger burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry I don t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars Luckily, although every poem isn t a winner for me cough Laughing Song cough , ther


  5. says:

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry In what distant when or whys, roll d the epic of thine eyes On wet verse dare he aspire What poet s hand, robs Shelly s pyre And what meter, what art,Could twist the cadence of thy h


  6. says:

    Folly is an endless maze Tangled roots perplex her ways How many have fallen there They stumble all night over bones of the dead And feel they know not what but care And wish to lead others, when they should be led. William Blake, The Voice of the Ancient Bard The smile of a child The face of a lamb The purity of mater


  7. says:

    Well, one lousy review can t do Blake s poems any justice, not unless you re flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and rather sarcastic religious revolutionary insight


  8. says:

    I adore William Blake s poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic Unlike other British poets from centuries back like John Donne for example , his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery a Must


  9. says:

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem Londonthan a decade back Since then, I d got to readpoems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little collection, and liked it immensely Songs of Innocence was wha


  10. says:

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century


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