Thursday, May 3, 2012

William Blake

I am much too impatient a reader to properly appreciate poetry. I tend to read on and then turn the page when I'm done. Not one for reflexion or introspection.

One of the very few poets I do like is William Blake; pre-Romantic, late-18th-century Englishman.
Flamboyant, dramatic, complex and highly self-willed. Not one for modesty or discretion!

I also delight in his paintings and engravings but that is in fact most likely because they are so closely linked to the poems.

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