Sunday, August 4, 2019

William Blake

Awake! awake O sleeper of the land of shadows, wake!

I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason and Compare; my business is to Create.

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

Men are admitted into Heaven not because they have curbed and governd their Passions or have No Passions but because they have Cultivated their Understandings. The Treasures of Heaven are not Negations of Passion but Realities of Intellect from which All the Passions Emanate Uncurbed in their Eternal Glory.

The Strongest Poison ever known
Came from Caesars Laurel Crown

The sun descending in the west;
The evening star does shine;
The birds are silent in their nest,
And I must seek for mine.

All Bibles or sacred codes have been the causes of the following Errors.
  1. That Man has two real existing principles Viz: a Body and a Soul.
  2. That Energy, called Evil, is alone from the Body, and that Reason, called Good, is alone from the Soul.
  3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his Energies.
But the following Contraries to these are True
  1. Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that calld Body is a portion of Soul discernd by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
  2. Energy is the only life and is from the Body and Reason is the bound or outward circumference of Energy.
  3. Energy is Eternal Delight.
Abstinence sows sand all over
The ruddy limbs and flaming hair
But Desire Gratified
Plants fruits and beauty there.

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit?
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole:
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod?
Or Love in a golden bowl?

We are put on earth a little space,
That we may learn to bear the beams of love

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

Joy and woe are woven fine.

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