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A CHARACTER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her whole life is an epigram, smack-smooth, and neatly penned,
Last Line: Platted quite neat to catch applause, with a sliding noose at the end.
Variant Title(s): Her Whole Life Is An Epigram
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


A CRADLE SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep! Sleep! Beauty bright
Last Line: Heaven and earth of peace beguiles.
Subject(s): Bible; Children; Mythology; Childhood


A CRADLE SONG, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet dreams, form a shade / o'er my lovely infant's head
Last Line: Heaven and earth to peace beguiles.
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Mythology; Sleep; Nativity, The


A DIVINE IMAGE, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cruelty has a human heart
Last Line: The human heart, its hungry gorge.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Religion; War; Theology


A DREAM, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once a dream did weave a shade
Last Line: "little wanderer, hie thee home!"
Subject(s): Bible; Fireflies; Mythology; Glowworms


A FAIRY STEPPED UPON MY KNEE, by WILLIAM BLAKE                Poet's Biography


A FAIRY STEPPED UPON MY KNEE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


A LITTLE BOY LOST, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nought loves another as itself
Last Line: Are such thing done on albion's shore?
Subject(s): Bible; Death - Children; Mythology; Sacrifices; Death - Babies


A LITTLE GIRL LOST, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Children of the future age
Last Line: "that shakes the blossoms of my hoary hair!"
Subject(s): Bible; Love - Complaints; Mythology


A PETTY EPIGRAM FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THOSE WHO HAVE PAID GREAT SUMS IN THE VENETIAN & FLEMISH OO, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nature & art in this together suit


A PITIFUL CASE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The villain at the gallows tree
Last Line: Michael angelo michael angelo
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723-1792)


A POISON TREE, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was angry with my friend
Last Line: My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
Subject(s): Anger; Bible; Enemies; Environment; Hate; Men; Mythology; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


A WAR SONG TO ENGLISHMEN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Prepare, prepare the iron helm of war
Last Line: Prepare, prepare.
Subject(s): Bible; England; Mythology; Patriotism; War; English


A WOMAN SCALY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A woman scaly and a man all hairy
Last Line: Will find the womans scales scrape off the mans hairs
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


ABSTINENCE SOWS SAND ALL OVER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


ABSTINENCE SOWS SAND ALL OVER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


AFTER READING WILLIAM BLAKE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those who cut a worm in twain
Last Line: Thrusts the spear into jesus' side.
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827); Jesus Christ; Love; Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


ALL PICTURES THATS PANTED WITH SENSE & WITH THOUGHT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the true method of knowledge is experiment, the true
Last Line: The true man is the source he being the poetic genius
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


AMERICA A PROPHECY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadowy daughter of urthona stood before red orc
Last Line: But tho' obscur'd, this is the form of the angelic land.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Bible; Mythology; Prophecy & Prophets


AN ANCIENT PROVERB, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Remove away that blackning church
Last Line: Youll quite remove the ancient curse
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Proverbs; Maxims; Adages


AN ANSWER TO THE PARSON, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why of the sheep do you not learn peace?'
Last Line: Because I dont want you to shear my fleece
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


AN EPITAPH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come knock your heads against this stone
Last Line: For sorrow that poor john thompson's gone.
Subject(s): Bible; Epitaphs; Mythology


AN EPITAPH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was buried near this dike
Last Line: That my friends may weep as much as they like
Subject(s): Bible; Epitaphs; Mythology


AN IMITATION OF SPENCER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Golden apollo, that thro' heaven wide
Last Line: Or does th' afflicted man thy heav'nly bosom move?
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Poetry & Poets; Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599)


AN OLD MAID EARLY, E'ER I KNEW, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


AN OLD MAID EARLY, E'ER I KNEW, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


AND HIS LEGS CARRIED IT LIKE A LONG FORK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


ANGER AND WRATH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anger and wrath my bosom rends
Last Line: I find them the errors of the foe
Subject(s): Anger; Bible; Mythology


ARE NOT THE JOYS OF MORNING SWEETER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


ARE NOT THE JOYS OF MORNING SWEETER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To see a world in a grain of sand
Last Line: To those who dwell in realms of day
Variant Title(s): Blake's Testament;what A Wonderful World
Subject(s): Animals; Bible; Freedom; Imagination; Innocence; Mythology; Religion; Vision; Liberty; Fancy; Theology


BLAKE, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They win who never near the goal
Last Line: He made a world his own.
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


BLAKE'S APOLOGY FOR HIS CATALOGUE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Having given great offence by writing in prose
Last Line: That I may put them in mind of their latter ends
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Poetry & Poets


BLIND MAN'S BUFF, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When silver snow decks susan's cloaths
Last Line: Then laws were made to keep fair play.
Variant Title(s): Song Third By An Old Shepherd
Subject(s): Bible; Games; Mythology; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


COSWAY FRAZER & BALDWIN OF EGYPTS LAKE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


COUPLET, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great things are done when men and mountains meet
Last Line: This is not done by jostling in the street
Variant Title(s): To God;great Things Are Done
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Rudeness; Bad Manners


CR--- LOVES ARTISTS AS HE LOVES HIS MEAT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


CROMEK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A petty sneaking knave I knew
Last Line: O mr cromek, how do ye do?
Subject(s): Bible; Cromek, Robert Hartley (1770-1812); Mythology


CROMEK SPEAKS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I always take my judgment from a fool
Last Line: Amiable state he cannot feel at all
Subject(s): Bible; Cromek, Robert Hartley (1770-1812); Mythology


CUPID, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why was cupid a boy
Last Line: And away fled every joy.
Variant Title(s): Why Was Cupid A Boy
Subject(s): Bible; Cupid; Mythology; Eros


DAY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun arises in the east
Last Line: Crownd with warlike fires & raging desires
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


DEDICATION OF THE DESIGNS TO BLAIR'S GRAVE: TO THE QUEEN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The door of death is made of gold
Last Line: "the blossoms of eternal life!"
Subject(s): Bible; Blair, Robert (1699-1746); Mythology


DELICATE HANDS & HEADS WILL NEVER APPEAR, by WILLIAM BLAKE                Poet's Biography


EARTH'S ANSWER, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth rais'd up her head / from the darkness dread and drear
Last Line: "that free love with bondage bound."
Subject(s): Bible; Earth; Mythology; Religion; World; Theology


ENGLISH ENCOURAGEMENT OF ART (FIRST READING), by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you mean to please every body you will
Last Line: Of lighting a lamp when you dont wish to see
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Bible; Cromek, Robert Hartley (1770-1812); Mythology


ENGLISH ENCOURAGEMENT OF ART: CROMEK'S OPINIONS PUT INTO RHYME, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you mean to please every body you will


EPIGRAM, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of h's birth this was the happy lot
Last Line: His mother on his father him begot
Subject(s): Bible; Hayley, William (1745-1820); Mythology


EPIGRAM, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The errors of a wise man make your rule
Last Line: Rather than the perfections of a fool
Subject(s): Bible; Hayley, William (1745-1820); Mythology


EPITAPH: JOHN TROT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies john trot, the friend of all mankind
Last Line: But now they stand in every bodies way
Subject(s): Bible; Epitaphs; Mythology


ETHINTHUS, QUEEN OF WATERS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ethinthus, queen of water, how thou shinest in the sky!
Last Line: Like the gay fishes on the wave, when the cold moon drinks the dew.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


EUROPE A PROPHECY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Five windows light the cavern'd man: thro' one he breathes the air
Last Line: Call'd all his sons to the strife of blood.
Subject(s): Bible; Europe; Great Britain - Wars With France; Mythology


EXPERIMENT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast a lap full of seed
Last Line: Some stinking weed
Variant Title(s): "o Lapwing;""thou Hast A Lap Full Of Seed"";
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Plants; Seeds; Planting; Planters


FAIR ELEANOR, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bell struck one, and shook the silent tower
Last Line: She hugg'd it to her breast, and groan'd her last.
Subject(s): Bible; Love; Mythology


FLORENTINE INGRATITUDE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir joshua sent his own portrait to
Last Line: Never can have any to sir jehoshuan
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723-1792)


GIVE PENSIONS TO THE LEARNED PIG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


GREAT MEN AND FOOLS DO OFTEN ME INSPIRE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


GROWN OLD IN LOVE FROM SEVEN TILL SEVEN TIMES SEVEN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


GROWN OLD IN LOVE FROM SEVEN TILL SEVEN TIMES SEVEN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


GWIN, KING OF NORWAY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, kings and listen to my song
Last Line: The pleasant south country.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Revolutions


HE HAS OBSERV'D THE GOLDEN RULE, by WILLIAM BLAKE                Poet's Biography


HE'S A BLOCKHEAD WHO WANTS A PROOF OF WHAT HE CAN'T PERCEIVE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


HOLY THURSDAY, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this a holy thing to see
Last Line: Nor poverty the mind appall.
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Bible; Holidays; Mythology; Poverty


HOLY THURSDAY, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on a holy thursday, their innocent faces clean
Last Line: Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Bible; Holidays; Mythology; Poverty


HOW CAME PRIDE IN MAN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


HOW TO KNOW LOVE FROM DECEIT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love to faults is always blind
Last Line: And forges fetters for the mind
Subject(s): Bible; Duplicity; Love - Nature Of; Mythology; Deceit


I ASKED MY DEAR FRIEND ORATOR PRIGG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I FEARD THE FURY OF MY WIND, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I FEARD THE FURY OF MY WIND, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I HEARD AN ANGEL SINGING, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I HEARD AN ANGEL SINGING, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I LAID ME DOWN UPON A BANK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I LAID ME DOWN UPON A BANK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I ROSE UP AT THE DAWN OF DAY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I RUBENS AM A STATESMAN & A SAINT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


IDOLATRY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If it is true what the prophets write


IF I E'ER GROW TO A MAN'S ESTATE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


IF MEN WILL ACT LIKE A MAID SMILING OVER A CHURN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


IF YOU PLAY A GAME OF CHANCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you play a game of chance, know before you begin
Last Line: If you are benevolent you will never win
Subject(s): Bible; Gambling; Mythology; Wagering; Betting


IMITATION OF POPE: A COMPLIMENT TO THE LADIES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wondrous the gods, more wondrous are the men
Last Line: But ah more wondrous still the charming fair
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)


IN A MYRTLE SHADE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When should I be bound to thee
Last Line: And grey hairs are on my head.
Subject(s): Aging; Bible; Myrtle Trees; Mythology; Religion; Theology


IN A WIFE I WOULD DESIRE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


IN A WIFE I WOULD DESIRE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


INFANT JOY, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have no name: / I am but two days old
Last Line: Sweet joy befall thee!
Variant Title(s): Joy Is My Name
Subject(s): Babies; Bible; Happiness; Mythology; Infants; Joy; Delight


INFANT SORROW, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother groaned, my father wept
Last Line: To sulk upon my mother's breast.
Subject(s): Bible; Birth; Mythology; Time; Child Birth; Midwifery


JERUSALEM; THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION: CHAPTER 1, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a void, outside of existence, which if entered into
Last Line: Jesus.
Subject(s): Bible; England; Mythology; Peace; War; English


JERUSALEM; THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION: CHAPTER 2, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every ornament of perfection, and every labour of love
Last Line: Is an arrow from the almighties bow!
Subject(s): Bible; England; Mythology; Peace; War; English


JERUSALEM; THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION: CHAPTER 3, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But los, who is the vehicular form of strong urthona
Last Line: In englands green & pleasant bowers.
Subject(s): Bible; England; Mythology; Peace; War; English


JERUSALEM; THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION: CHAPTER 4, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spectres of albions twelve sons revolve mightily
Last Line: And I heard the name of their emanations they are named jerusalem
Subject(s): Bible; England; Mythology; Peace; War; English


KING EDWARD THE THIRD, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, to whose fury the nations are
Last Line: "fair albion's shore, and all her families."
Subject(s): Bible; Edward Iii, King Of England (1312-1377); Freedom; Great Britain - Wars With France; Mythology; Liberty


LACEDEMONIAN INSTRUCTION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come hither, my boy, tell me what thou seest there
Last Line: A fool tangled in a religious snare
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Religion; Theology


LAFAYETTE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let the brothels of paris be opened
Last Line: And a great many suckers grow all around
Subject(s): Bible; Lafayette, Marie Joseph, Marquis De; Mythology; Paris, France


LAUGHING SONG, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy
Last Line: "to sing the sweet chorus of ""ha, ha, he!"
Variant Title(s): Laughing Song
Subject(s): Bible; Forests; Laughter; Mythology; Spring; Woods


LONDON, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wander thro' each charter'd street
Last Line: And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.
Variant Title(s): London
Subject(s): Bible; Corruption In Politics; London; Mythology; Poverty; Voices


LONG JOHN BROWN AND LITTLE MARY BELL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little mary bell had a fairy in a nut
Last Line: And there goes miss bell with her fusty old nut
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Sex


LOVE'S SECRET, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never seek to tell thy love
Last Line: He took her with a sigh.
Subject(s): Bible; Desire; Love; Mythology


MAD SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wild winds weep
Last Line: With frantic pain.
Subject(s): Bible; Grief; Insanity; Mythology; Sorrow; Sadness; Madness; Mental Illness


MADMAN I HAVE BEEN CALLED, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Madman I have been called; fool they call thee
Last Line: I wonder which they envy thee or me
Subject(s): Bible; Depression, Mental; Mythology; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress


MARRIAGE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When a man has married a wife
Last Line: Glued together
Variant Title(s): "when A Man Has Married A Wife, He Finds Out Whether"";
Subject(s): Bible; Marriage; Mythology; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MARY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet mary, the first time she ever was there
Last Line: That shall never be quiet till laid on its bier
Subject(s): Bible; Despair; Mythology


MERLIN'S PROPHESY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The harvest shall flourish in wintry weather
Last Line: Before two virgins can meet together
Variant Title(s): Merlin's Prophecy
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Prophecy & Prophets


MILTON, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stolen and perverted writings of homer & ovid: of plato & cicero
Last Line: To go forth to the great harvest & vintage of the nations
Subject(s): Bible; Milton, John (1608-1674); Mythology


MOCK ON, MOCK ON! VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


MOCK ON, MOCK ON! VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


MOTTO TO THE SONGS OF INNOCENCE & OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The good are attracted by men's perceptions
Last Line: And the eagle is known from the owl
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


MR. CROMEK TO MR. STOTHARD, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fortune favours the brave old proverbs say
Last Line: Turn thro the iron gate down sneaking lane
Subject(s): Bible; Cromek, Robert Hartley (1770-1812); Fortune; Mythology; Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834)


MR. STOTHARD TO MR. CROMEK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For fortunes favours you your riches bring
Last Line: Sneaking & backbiting & odds & ends
Subject(s): Bible; Cromek, Robert Hartley (1770-1812); Fortune; Mythology; Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834)


MY PRETTY ROSE TREE, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A flower was offer'd to me
Last Line: And her thorns were my only delight.
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Mythology; Roses


MY SPECTER AROUND ME NIGHT AND DAY: POSTCRIPT, by WILLIAM BLAKE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er my sins thou sit & moan


MY SPECTRE AROUND ME NIGHT & DAY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


MY SPECTRE AROUND ME NIGHT & DAY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


MY TITLE AS A GENIUS THUS IS PROVD, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


NAIL HIS NECK TO THE CROSS, NAIL IT WITH A NAIL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


NEVER PAIN TO TELL THY LOVE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


NIGHT, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun descending in the west
Last Line: As I guard o'er the fold.'
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Night; Bedtime


NO REAL STYLE OF COLOURING EVER APPEARS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


NOW ART HAS LOST ITS MENTAL CHARMS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


NURSE'S SONG, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When voices of children are heard on the green
Last Line: And your winter and night in disguise.
Subject(s): Bible; Children; Holidays; Mythology; New Year; Play; Time; Childhood


NURSE'S SONG, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the voices of children are heard on the green / and laughing is heard
Last Line: And all the hills ecchoed
Variant Title(s): Play Time
Subject(s): Bible; Children; Evening; Innocence; Mythology; Play; Time; Childhood; Sunset; Twilight


O DEAR MOTHER OUTLINE OF KNOWLEDGE MOST SAGE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


O LAPWING, THOU FLIEST AROUND THE HEATH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


O LAPWING, THOU FLIEST AROUND THE HEATH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


OLD ACQUAINTANCE WELL RENEW, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


ON ANOTHER'S SORROW, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can I see another's woe
Last Line: He doth sit by us and moan.
Subject(s): Bible; Grief; Mythology; Religion; Sorrow; Sadness; Theology


ON F----- & S-----, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I found them blind I taught them how to see
Last Line: A fool to a bolt a knave to a glass of gin
Subject(s): Bible; Flaxman, John (1755-1826); Mythology; Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834)


ON FRIENDS AND FOES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am no homer's hero you all know
Last Line: And becomes the enemy & betrayer of his friends
Variant Title(s): I Am No Homer's Hero
Subject(s): Bible; Enemies; Friendship; Mythology


ON H---- THE PICK THANK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I write the rascal thanks till he & I
Last Line: With thanks & compliments are quite drawn dry
Subject(s): Bible; Hayley, William (1745-1820); Mythology


ON H----YS FRIENDSHIP, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When h----y finds out what you cannot do
Last Line: Hired a villain to bereave my life
Subject(s): Bible; Friendship; Hayley, William (1745-1820); Mythology


ON S-----, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You say reserve & modesty he has
Last Line: By sweet reserve & modesty get fat
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834)


ON SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can there be anything more mean
Last Line: When he praises michael angelo
Subject(s): Bible; Hypocrisy; Mythology; Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723-1792); Villains In Literature


ON THE GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT GIVEN BY ENGLISH NOBILITY & GENTRY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the ignorant savage will sell his own wife
Last Line: To give these rascals a dose of cawdle
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Paintings & Painters


ON THE VIRGINITY OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND JOHANNA SOUTHCOTT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whate'er is done to her she cannot know
Last Line: No one can take the pride no one the shame
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Virginity; Vestals


ON THOMAS PHILLIPS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: P --- loved me, not as he lovd his friends


ON WILLIAM HAINES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sussex men are noted fools


OPPORTUNITY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He who binds to himself a joy
Last Line: You can never wipe off the tears of woe.
Variant Title(s): Eternity;several Questions Answered;epigram
Subject(s): Bible; Future Life; Mythology; Opportunity; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


PROLOGUE. INTENDED FOR A DRAMATIC PIECE OF KING EDWARD THE FOURTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
Last Line: Hear it not, heaven, thy ministers have done it!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Bible; Mythology


RAFAEL SUBLIME MAJESTIC GRACEFUL WISE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


RICHES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The countless gold of a merry heart
Last Line: Nor the secret hoard up in his treasury
Subject(s): Bible; Happiness; Mythology; Joy; Delight


SILENT SILENT NIGHT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


SILENT SILENT NIGHT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


SIR JOSHUA PRAISED RUBENS WITH A SMILE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


SIR JOSHUA PRAISES MICHAEL ANGELO, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


SOFT SNOW, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked abroad on a snowy day
Last Line: And the winter called it a dreadful crime.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Snow; Winter


SOME MEN CREATED FOR DESTRUCTION COME, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


SOME PEOPLE ADMIRE THE WORK OF A FOOL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love and harmony combine
Last Line: And doth among our branches play.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My silks and fine array
Last Line: True love doth pass away!
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the jocund dance
Last Line: But thou art all to me.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fresh from the dewy hill, the merry year
Last Line: Burns in my soul, and does my song inspire.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweet I roamed from field to field
Last Line: And mocks my loss of liberty.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My silks and fine array
Last Line: True love doth pass away!
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When early morn walks forth in sober grey
Last Line: And then I'd die in peace, and be forgot.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the jocund dance
Last Line: But thou art all to me.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fresh from the dewy hill, the merry year
Last Line: Burns in my soul, and does my song inspire.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweet I roamed from field to field
Last Line: And mocks my loss of liberty.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Love; Mythology


SONG BY AN OLD SHEPHERD, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When silver snow decks sylvio's clothes
Last Line: That makes our limbs quake, if our hearts be warm.
Variant Title(s): Song 3d By An Old Shepherd
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


SONG FIRST BY A SHEPHERD, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, stranger, to this place
Last Line: The jewel health adorns her neck.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


SONGS OF EXPERIENCE: INTRODUCTION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear the voice of the bard! / who present, past, & future sees
Last Line: "is giv'n thee till the break of day."
Variant Title(s): The Poet's Voice;the Voice Of The Bard;the Bard;the Ancient Trees;introduction
Subject(s): Bards; Bible; Mythology; Religion; Theology


SONGS OF INNOCENCE: INTRODUCTION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Piping down the valleys wild
Last Line: Every child may joy to hear.
Variant Title(s): Child And The Piper;the Happy Piper;pipe A Song;reeds Of Innocence;a Song Of Singing;the Piper
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Innocence; Music & Musicians; Mythology; Pipers; Vision; Fancy


SPRING, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound the flute!
Last Line: Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.
Variant Title(s): Spring
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Spring


SWELLED LIMBS WITH NO OUTLINE THAT YOU CAN DESCRY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


TERROR IN THE HOUSE DOES ROAR, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE ANGEL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I asked a thief to steal me a peach
Last Line: Enjoyed the lady.
Variant Title(s): "i Asked A Thief To Steal Me A Peach"";i Asked A Thief;
Subject(s): Angels; Bible; Crime & Criminals; Mythology


THE ANGEL THAT PRESIDED O'ER MY BIRTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE ANGEL THAT PRESIDED O'ER MY BIRTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE ANGEL, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamt a dream! What can it mean
Last Line: And grey hairs were on my head.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE BIRDS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where thou dwellest, in what grove
Last Line: Among green leaves & blossoms sweet
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Mythology


THE BLOSSOM, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Merry merry sparrow!
Last Line: Near my bosom.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Flowers; Mythology


THE BOOK OF AHANIA, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fuzon, on a chariot iron wing'd
Last Line: Before they see the light.
Subject(s): Bible; Lament; Mythology


THE BOOK OF LOS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eno, aged mother
Last Line: In darkness and deep clouds involvd.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE BOOK OF THEL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The daughters of the seraphim led round their sunny flocks
Last Line: Or love in a golden bowl?
Variant Title(s): The Lament Of Thel
Subject(s): Bible; Love; Mythology


THE CAVERNS OF THE GRAVE I'VE SEEN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little black thing among the snow
Last Line: "who make up a heaven of our misery."
Subject(s): Bible; Child Labor; Chimney Sweepers & Chimneys; Mythology


THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When my mother died I was very young
Last Line: So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.
Subject(s): Bible; Child Labor; Chimney Sweepers & Chimneys; Mythology


THE CLOD AND THE PEBBLE, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love seeketh not itself to please
Last Line: "and builds a hell in heaven's despite."
Variant Title(s): True And False Love
Subject(s): Bible; Humility; Love; Mythology


THE CRIPPLE EVERY STEP DRUDGES & LABOURS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE CRYSTAL CABINET, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The maiden caught me in the wild
Last Line: I fill'd with woes the passing wind.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE DEFILED SANCTUARY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a chapel all of gold
Last Line: And laid me down among the swine.
Variant Title(s): "i Saw A Chapel All Of Gold"";i Saw A Chapel;
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE DIVINE IMAGE, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To mercy pity peace and love
Last Line: There god is dwelling too.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Religion; Theology


THE ECHOING GREEN, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun does arise, / and make happy the skies
Last Line: On the darkening green.
Subject(s): Bible; Children; Mythology; Night; Play; Childhood; Bedtime


THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL (VERSION 2), by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was jesus humble or did he
Last Line: Or call men wise for not believing
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Humility; Jesus Christ - Life & Ministry; Mythology; Pride; Vanity; Self-esteem; Self-respect


THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL: PREFACE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will tell you what joseph of arimathea
Last Line: What I called humility they called pride
Subject(s): Bible; Humility; Mythology


THE FAIRY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come hither my sparrows
Last Line: Of the marriage ring
Variant Title(s): The Marriage Ring
Subject(s): Bible; Fairies; Marriage; Mythology; Elves; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE FIRST BOOK OF URIZEN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of the primeval priest's assum'd power
Last Line: 9. And the salt ocean rolled englob'd
Variant Title(s): The Book Of Urizen
Subject(s): Bible; Creation; Judgment Day; Mythology; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE FLY, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little fly, / thy summer's play
Last Line: Or if I die.
Subject(s): Bible; Flies; Mythology


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE FIFTH AND SIXTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infected mad he danced on his mountains high & dark as heaven
Last Line: In their progressions & preparing urizens path before him
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE FIRST AND SECOND, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The song of the aged mother which shook the heavens with wrath
Last Line: Vala
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE NINTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And los & enitharmon builded jerusalem weeping
Last Line: The dark religions are departed & sweet science reigns
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then urizen arose the spectre fled & tharmas fled
Last Line: Babylon again in infancy calld natural religion
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE THIRD AND FOURTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now sat the king of light on high upon his starry throne
Last Line: Into unusual forms dancing & howling stamping the abyss
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: THE SONG OF LOS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will sing you a song of los, the eternal prophet
Last Line: Urizen wept.
Subject(s): Africa; Asia; Bible; Mythology; Far East; East Asia; Orient


THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead brood over europe: the cloud and vision descends over cheerful france
Last Line: Morning's beam.
Subject(s): Bible; French Revolution (1789); Mythology


THE GARDEN OF LOVE, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I went to the garden of love
Last Line: And binding with briars my joys & desires.
Subject(s): Bible; Despair; Mythology; Religion; Theology


THE GATES OF PARADISE; FOR CHILDREN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is man!
Last Line: 16 I have said to the worm, thou art my mother & my sister
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE GATES OF PARADISE; FOR THE SEXES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mutual forgiveness of each vice
Last Line: The lost travellers dream under the hill
Subject(s): Bible; Heaven; Mythology; Paradise


THE GHOST OF ABEL; A RELATION IN THE VISIONS OF JEHOVAH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What doest thou here, elijah?
Last Line: Mercy seat: each in his station fixt in the firmament by peace brotherhood and love.
Subject(s): Abel; Bible; Mythology


THE GOLDEN NET, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three virgins at the break of day
Last Line: O when will the morning rise
Subject(s): Bible; Love; Mythology


THE GREY MONK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I die, I die!' the mother said
Last Line: And became a tyrant in his stead
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Fancy


THE HEBREW NATION DID NOT WRITE IT, by WILLIAM BLAKE                Poet's Biography


THE HUMAN ABSTRACT, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pity would be nor more / if we did not make somebody poor
Last Line: There grows one in the human brain.
Subject(s): Bible; Cruelty; Hypocrisy; Mythology


THE LAMB, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little lamb, who made thee: / dost thou know who made thee?
Last Line: Little lamb god bless thee.
Variant Title(s): The Lamb
Subject(s): Bible; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Lambs; Mythology; Religion; Theology


THE LAND OF DREAMS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, awake, my little boy!
Last Line: "above the light of the morning star."
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Sleep


THE LILY, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The modest rose puts forth a thorn
Last Line: Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Lilies; Mythology


THE LITTLE BLACK BOY, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother bore me in the southern wild
Last Line: And be like him, and he will then love me.
Subject(s): African Americans - Children; Bible; Brotherhood; Freedom; Mothers; Mythology; Racism; Liberty; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE LITTLE BOY FOUND, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little boy lost in the lonely fen
Last Line: Her little boy weeping sought.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE LITTLE BOY LOST, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father! Father! Where are you going?
Last Line: And away the vapour flew.
Subject(s): Bible; Loss; Mythology


THE LITTLE GIRL FOUND, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the night in woe
Last Line: Nor the lion's growl.
Subject(s): Animals; Bible; Girls; Lions; Mythology


THE LITTLE GIRL LOST, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In futurity / I prophetic see
Last Line: To caves the sleeping maid.
Subject(s): Animals; Bible; Girls; Loss; Mythology


THE LITTLE VAGABOND, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear mother, dear mother, the church is cold
Last Line: But kiss him, and give him both drink and apparel.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bible; Mythology; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE LOOK OF LOVE ALARMS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE LOOK OF LOVE ALARMS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rintrah roars and shakes his fires in the burdened air
Last Line: For every thing that lives is holy
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Judgment Day; Mythology; Vision; Fancy; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE MENTAL TRAVELLER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I travel'd thro' a land of men
Last Line: And all is done as I have told.
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Mythology; Religion; Vision; Fancy; Theology


THE ONLY MAN THAT EER I KNEW, by WILLIAM BLAKE                Poet's Biography


THE PHOENIX TO MRS. BUTTS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a bird rise from the east
Last Line: Then it flies on glancing wing
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Phoenix (Mythical Bird)


THE QUESTION ANSWER'D, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is it men in women do require?
Last Line: The lineaments of gratified desire.
Variant Title(s): A Question Answered
Subject(s): Bible; Desire; Love - Marital; Mythology; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE SCHOOL BOY, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love to rise in a summer morn
Last Line: When the blasts of winter appear?
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Schools; Students


THE SHEPHERD, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweet is the shepherd's sweet lot
Last Line: For they know when their shepherd is nigh.
Subject(s): Bible; Innocence; Mythology; Shepherds & Shepherdesses


THE SICK ROSE, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: O rose, thou art sick!
Last Line: Does thy life destroy.
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Despair; Flowers; Mythology; Roses; Worms; Dead, The


THE SMILE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a smile of love
Last Line: There's an end to all misery.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Smiles


THE SPIRIT'S WARFARE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To find the western path
Last Line: Ascends the sky
Variant Title(s): Morning
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE SUNFLOWER, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah sun-flower! Weary of time
Last Line: Where my sun-flower wishes to go.
Variant Title(s): Ah Sunflower
Subject(s): Bible; Holidays; Mythology; New Year; Sunflowers


THE SWORD AND THE SICKLE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sword sung on the barren heath
Last Line: But could not make the sickle yield
Variant Title(s): "the Sword Sung On The Barren Heath"";
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Peace


THE TIGER, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright / in the forests of the night
Last Line: Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
Variant Title(s): The Beauty Of Terror;the Tyger
Subject(s): Animals; Bible; Creation; God; Mythology; Terror; Tigers


THE VOICE OF THE ANCIENT BARD, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Youth of delight! Come hither
Last Line: And wish to lead others, when they should be led.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE WASHER WOMAN'S SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I washed them out & washed them in'
Last Line: And they told me it was a great sin
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THE WILD FLOWER'S SONG, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I wanderd the forest
Last Line: But I met with scorn
Variant Title(s): "as I Wandered"";
Subject(s): Bible; Disappointment; Flowers; Mythology


THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION (A), by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man has no notion of moral fitness but from education
Last Line: Organs of sense, must be limited to objects of sense.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION (B), by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mans perceptions are not bounded by organs of perception
Last Line: Is
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Religion; Science; Theology; Scientists


THESE ARE THE IDIOTS' CHIEFEST ARTS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


TIRIEL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And aged tiriel stood before the gates of his beautiful palace
Last Line: He ceast outstretchd at har & hevas feet in awful death
Subject(s): Bible; Insanity; Mythology; Tyranny & Tyrants; Madness; Mental Illness; Dictators


TO AUTUMN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O autumn laden with fruit, and stained
Last Line: Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.
Subject(s): Autumn; Bible; Mythology; Seasons; Fall


TO CHLOE'S BREAST YOUNG CUPID SLILY STOLE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


TO ENGLISH CONNOISSEURS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You must agree that rubens was a fool
Last Line: And not a brewers servant my good sir
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Bible; Critics & Criticism; Mythology; Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640)


TO F ---, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You call me mad tis folly to do so
Last Line: If you do not you are but what you was
Subject(s): Bible; Flaxman, John (1755-1826); Insanity; Mythology; Madness; Mental Illness


TO FLAXMAN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I mock thee not, tho' I by thee am mocked
Last Line: Thou call'st me madman, but I call thee blockhead.
Subject(s): Bible; Flaxman, John (1755-1826); Mythology


TO GOD, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you have formed a circle to go into
Last Line: Go into it yourself & see how you would do
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


TO H----, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ake
Last Line: Do be my enemy for friendships sake
Subject(s): Bible; Friendship; Hayley, William (1745-1820); Mythology


TO HUNT, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You think fuseli is not a great painter. I'm glad
Last Line: This is one of the best compliments he ever had
Subject(s): Bible; Fuseli, Henry (1741-1825); Mythology


TO MEMORY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Memory, hither come
Last Line: With silent melancholy.
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Bible; Melancholy; Memory; Mythology; Rivers; Dejection


TO MORNING, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O holy virgin! Clad in purest white
Last Line: Thy buskin'd feet, appear upon our hills.
Subject(s): Bible; Morning; Mythology


TO MRS. ANN FLAXMAN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little flower grew in a lonely vale
Last Line: Tis your own fault if you dont flourish now
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Mythology


TO MY MYRTLE [MIRTLE], by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To a lovely myrtle bound
Last Line: O my lovely myrtle tree
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Trees


TO NANCY F ---, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How can I help thy husband's copying me
Last Line: Should that make difference twixt me & thee
Subject(s): Bible; Flaxman, John (1755-1826); Mythology


TO NOBODADDY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why art thou silent and invisible
Last Line: Gains females loud applause
Subject(s): Bible; Jealousy; Mythology


TO S-----D (1), by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To s----- in childhood on the nursery floor
Last Line: He is extreme old & extreme poor still
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834)


TO S-----D (2), by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You all your youth observed the golden rule
Last Line: Mine is the flesh the bones may be your share
Subject(s): Bible; Human Behavior; Mythology; Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834); Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


TO SPRING, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Last Line: Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Spring


TO SUMMER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou who passest through our valleys in
Last Line: Nor laurel wreaths against the sultry heat.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Summer


TO THE EVENING STAR, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou fair-haired angel of the evening
Last Line: Thy sacred dew: protect them with thine influence.
Subject(s): Bible; Evening; Evening Star; Imagination; Mythology; Stars; Vision; Sunset; Twilight; Fancy


TO THE MUSES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whether on ida's shady brow / or in the chambers of the east
Last Line: The sound is forced, the notes are few!
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Muses; Mythology; Poetry & Poets; Vision; Fancy


TO THE ROYAL ACADEMY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A strange erratum in all the editions
Last Line: In all that he has writ
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723-1792); Royal Academy Of Arts, Great Britain


TO TIRZAH, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whate'er is born of mortal birth
Last Line: Then what have I to do with thee?
Subject(s): Bible; Love; Mythology


TO VENETIAN ARTISTS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That god is colouring newton does shew
Last Line: Those who taste colouring love it more & more
Subject(s): Bible; Colors; Mythology; Paintings & Painters


TO WILLIAM BLAKE, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be a god, your spirit cried
Last Line: Where your piping goes before.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


TO WINTER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O winter! Bar thine adamantine doors
Last Line: Is driv'n yelling to his caves beneath mount hecla.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Winter


TWO DICTA OF WILLIAM BLAKE: VARIATIONS, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The authors are in eternity
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


TWO KINDS OF RICHES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since all the riches of this world
Last Line: If I thanked my god for worldly things
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Property; Possessions


VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved theotormon
Last Line: The daughters of albion hear her woes, & eccho back her sighs.
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Love; Mythology; Vision; Fancy


WAS I ANGRY WITH HAYLEY WHO USED ME SO IN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WHEN I SEE A RUBENS REMBRANDT CORREGGIO, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WHEN KLOPSTOCK ENGLAND DEFIED, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WHEN YOU LOOK AT A PICTURE YOU ALWAYS CAN SEE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WHO WILL EXCHANGE HIS OWN FIRE SIDE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WHY SHOULD I CARE FOR THE MEN OF THAMES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WHY SHOULD I CARE FOR THE MEN OF THAMES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WILLIAM BLAKE, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the place. Even here the dauntless soul
Last Line: The words now home-speech of the mouth of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


WILLIAM BLAKE, by JOHN ORLEY ALLEN TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now william pulled the lever down
Last Line: With a lot of psychoanalytic lust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tate, Allen
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


WILLIAM BOND, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder whether the girls are mad
Last Line: In the naked & outcast seek love there
Subject(s): Bible; Love; Mythology


WILLIAM COWPER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For this is being a friend just in the nick
Last Line: For any man to pretend to inspiration
Subject(s): Bible; Cowper, William (1731-1800); Mythology; Poetry & Poets


WITH ILLUSTRATION TO GRAY'S POEMS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around the springs of gray my wild root weaves
Last Line: Traveller repose & dream among my leaves,
Subject(s): Bible; Gray, Thomas (1716-1771); Mythology


YOU DON'T BELIEVE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You don't believe I won't attempt to make ye
Last Line: Try ,try & never mind the reason why
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Sleep


YOU SAY THEIR PICTURES WELL PAINTED, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography