Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blake day

William Blake is one of my heroes. A great post by V about him here: "Prophet of Freedom".

P.s. More from Jams and Neil.

4 comments:

Roland Dodds said...

Blake is truly great. I am finding it interesting that the bloggers I enjoy the most seem to have similar tastes in other respects as well…

jams o donnell said...

Ach I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for reminding be Bob.

V said...

Thanks for the link and kind words, Bob.

That's Bill Hicks and William Blake we share an affinity for. However, I am pathologically jealous of you! The fact you got to see Hicks live in the flesh eats away at me daily! This is something I sadly didn't get the chance to do.

At least you can't say you've seen Blake in the flesh...Or are you a visionary too!

One further connection, I did live in Sarf London for a little over a year too. Not far from Peckham Rye where Blake claimed to have seen angels in the trees.

Cheers. :)

The New Centrist said...

Thought you might be interested:

http://www.nysun.com/article/67078

"...Blake was neither simple nor naïve. For him, the everyday world was only the thinnest band of a vast spectrum which extended from the smallest grain of sand to all eternity. To become Adam in the Garden — or, for that matter, Moses or Socrates — he needed only to open wide the eyes of his imagination."