THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience)  

kitz6 59F
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3/20/2006 7:40 am

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3/26/2006 7:26 pm

THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience)

By William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

Written in 1794.


bigknob1958 52M

3/26/2006 9:42 am

I WENT TO THE GARDEN OF LOVE AND SAW WHAT I NEVER HAD SEEN,A CHAPEL WAS BUILT IN THE MIDST WHERE I USED TO PLAY ON THE GREEN.AND THE GATES OF THE CHAPEL WERE SHUT AND THOU SHALT NOT WRIT OVER THE DOOR,SO I TURNED TO THE GARDEN OF LOVE THAT SO MANY SWEET FLOWERS BORE;AND I SAW IT WAS FILLED WITH GRAVES AND TOMBSTONES WHERE FLOWERS SHOULD BE ,AND PRIESTS IN BLACK GOWNS WERE WALKING THEIR ROUNDS ,BINDING WITH BRIARS MY JOYS AND DESIRES------WILLIAM BLAKE-THE GARDEN OF LOVE.[THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS OTHER POEM BY BLAKE;ABOUT THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE.VISIT MY BLOG IF YOU LIKE.]


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