Saturday, May 19, 2012
Classic Poetry - "To See a World in a Grain of Sand" by William Blake
1757 - 1827
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.
William Blake was a man after my own heart, producing a large body of work in both poetry and the visual arts. He painted with temperas and watercolors, and mastered the arts of etching and engraving. He explored the meaning of life and God and spirituality, and considered moral and social repercussions of politics and government. A romantic, a philosopher, a scholar and a mystic, Blake was the ultimate creator.