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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake
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Jan 07, 11

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Read in December, 2010

Trying to figure out what this means is fruitless. As with poetry, I found it most enjoyable to just let the phrases I liked roll around on my tongue and savor the images they conjure up. Blake does some interesting things to make bible stories refreshingly different. (For e.g. he sits down and has dinner and conversation with the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel.) His intellectual creativity makes me smile. Some great quotes: “No bird soars too high, if it soars with its own wings.” “The fox condemns the trap, not itself.” “Joys impregnate; sorrows bring forth.”
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