William Blake

11 Mar


William Blake may very well be my favorite author/poet/artist. His works are inspiring and thought provoking. His religious beliefs, which rely mainly on a relationship with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and seem to conflict with the structural confines of the church, fall closely in line with my own. However, it is his relationship with his wife that most endears me to the man. They loved each other in a true and deep manner, which seemed to transcend this earth and our short lives on it. This is the manner in which I want to love.

One of my favorite paintings of his, The Ghost of a Flea, seems to show a sort of vampiric creature that he claims to have seen in his dreams.


He also wrote the Songs of Innocence and the Songs of Experience, which clearly show the difference that perception can make in one’s life.

He was petitioned to do paintings for Dante’s Inferno, but died while working on these pieces.


Here is my favorite of Blake’s poems

poison tree


Posted by on March 11, 2014 in From the Desk of the Author


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6 responses to “William Blake

  1. disperser

    March 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    . . . it doesn’t explain how to get my foes to eat my apples . . . they continue to live; thrive, even.

    • Len

      March 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Haha! I know, right

  2. D. James Fortescue

    March 14, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Now I know where the quote from the ‘Blade Runner’ video game came from. In the first section, kill the Replicant and the main antagonist will call you, quoting the first portion of the poem =)

    • Len

      March 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Cool. Never heard of the Blade Runner video game.
      How are things going with you?

      • D. James Fortescue

        March 14, 2014 at 11:08 am

        Loved that story world =)

        Good good. Juggling three stories (Asamai, Achromatic TLLK), got a volunteer gig at a local university’s writing centre, a friend offered a chance for some paid work, getting back into Rugby Union, still looking for work in general, and just discovered the backbone of my second Asamai story =D

        How have you been? Lots of writing projects on the go?

      • Len

        March 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        yeah, a lot rattling around in my head, but school has been hard on me. I am taking the summer off from school, so we should see some more stories rolling out at that point. Rugby sounds FUN


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