Sunday, November 28, 2004

Happy Birthday, William Blake!

Today is a day to celebrate the birth of William Blake - visionary, revolutionary, artist. He saw the world in a grain of sand and saw angels and spirits in his garden. His was a remarkable vision, one to be savored and treasured. There's a great exhibit still on line at the Tate, or visit the Blake Archive. He believed that All Religions Are One and that imagination was the most important faculty.

Here's a piece courtesy of the Blake Digital Text Project:

Dear Mother, dear Mother, the Church is cold, 
But the Ale-house is healthy & pleasant & warm;
Besides I can tell where I am use'd well,  
Such usage in heaven makes all go to hell.

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