By William Blake
William Blake (1757 - 1827) is among the nice figures in literature, via turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the problems of his day is widely known and this - together with his personal idiosynratic issues - flows via his poetry and paintings. Like Milton earlier than him, the prodigality of his allusions and references is nothing short of superb. Consquently, his longer viosnary poems can challege the trendy reader, who will locate during this avowedly open version all they may have to interpret the poetry. W. H. Stevenson's Blake is a masterpiece of scrupulous scholarship. it's, because the editor makes transparent in his advent, 'designed to be largely, and fluently, read' and this 3rd variation contains many alterations to additional that goal. a number of the headnotes were rewritten and the footnotes up to date. the entire texts of the early prose tracts, All Religions are One and there's no normal faith, are integrated for the 1st time. regularly, Blake's capitalisation has been restored, higher to exhibit the expressive individuality of his writing. additionally, a whole color plate part includes a illustration of Blake's most important work and designs. because the 250th anniversary of his start ways, Blake has probably extra readers than ever ahead of; Blake: the full Poems will stand these readers, new and previous, in solid stead for a few years to return.
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Carnations nod in a vase. She fingers the blown glass, its slender neck, the wet crystal lip and the room begins to hum 19 . 20 Qualities of Light The open-mouthed jar fills with light and brittle shadows. The lid is a tight fit— but this isn’t about escape, it’s about absence: bulbs blowing out, wings folding in on a lack. What I need is the stunned buzz of resurrection—lightning bugs stranded on cracked glass gravel, garden hose spraying small skeletons back to life, their sudden loft into night-blind air.
It’s smaller, and your sister is there on the other side of the screen, waiting to be told goodbye. It’s not as if you could hop on your bike and rush back to hug her, although that might enlarge the moment. Instead, the memory keeps shrinking, blinking off and on like fireflies she used to catch in a jar. Their pale light receded as you rode past your father watering the brittle grass full of the ends of other lives. Beyond that extinguished light, the memory of light; and behind that, the sound of your sister pushing through the screen, twisting open the jar.
22 Hindsight The thing about it is its size. It’s smaller, and your sister is there on the other side of the screen, waiting to be told goodbye. It’s not as if you could hop on your bike and rush back to hug her, although that might enlarge the moment. Instead, the memory keeps shrinking, blinking off and on like fireflies she used to catch in a jar. Their pale light receded as you rode past your father watering the brittle grass full of the ends of other lives. Beyond that extinguished light, the memory of light; and behind that, the sound of your sister pushing through the screen, twisting open the jar.