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"william blake" Discussed on Harvard Classics
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"william blake" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"If the sun and moon should doubt they immediately go out every night and every morning some to misery are born every morning and every some are born to sweet delight sanmar born to sweet delight summer born to endless night joy and woe are woven fine a clothing for the soul divine grief and pine runs a joy with silken twine. It is right. It should be so man was made for joy and woe and win this we rightly know safely through the world we go. We are led to believe ally when we see with not through the eye which was born in a night to perish in a night when the soul slept in beams of light guide appears and god is light to those poor souls who dwell in night but death a human form display to those who dwell in realms of day songs of innocence and experience by william blake recorded by denis sayers in modesto california january seventeenth two thousand six songs of innocence nurses song when the children are heard on the green in laughing is heard on the hill. My heart is at rest within my breasts and everything else is still then come home. The sun is gone down in the dues of night. Arise come come leave off play in lettuce away till the morning appears in the skies. No no let us play for. It is yet day and we cannot go to sleep. Besides in the sky the little birds fly in the hills are all covered sheep. Well will go and play till the light fades away and then go home to bed. The little ones leaped and shouted and laughed in. All the hills echoed songs of innocence and experience by william blake recorded by denis sayers in modesto california january nineteenth two thousand six songs of innocence holy thursday twas on holy thursday their innocent faces. Clean the children walking to and two in red and blue in green gray headed. Beatles walked before with ones as white as snow till into the high dome of paul's they like thames water's flow..
"william blake" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"The sun descending in the west the evening star shine the birds are silent in their nest. And i must seek for mine. The moon like a flower in heavens high. Bauer with silent. Delight sits and smiles on the night farewell greenfields and happy groves where flocks have took delight where lambs have nibbled silent moves feet of angels bright on seeing they pour blessing and joy without ceasing on each baden blossom and each sleeping. They look in every thoughtless nest where birds are covered warm. They visit caves of every beast to keep them all from harm. If they see any weeping that should have been sleeping they poor sleep on their head and sit down by their bed. When wolves and tigers how for prey they pitying stunned and seeking to drive their thirst away and keep them from the sheep but if they rushed rightful the angels most heedful receive each mild spirit new worlds to inherit and their the lion's ruddy is show flow with tears of an pitying the tender cries and walking round the fold saying wrath by his weakness and by his health. Sicknesses ribbon away for our immortal day and now beside the bleating lamb. I can lie down and sleep or think on him. Who bore thi- nam grays after the and we for washed in life's river my bright mane forever shall shine like gold as i guard or the fold surp- from auguries of innocence by william blake. He who mocks the infant's faith shall be marked in jan death. He who shall teach the child to doubt the routing grave shall ne'er get out he who respects the infant's faith triumphs over hill and death the babies more than swelling bands throughout all these human lands tools were made and born were hands every farmer understands the questioner who sits so sly shall never know how to reply he who replies to words of doubt. Death put the light of knowledge out a puddle or the crickets cry is to doubt a fit reply. The child's toys and the old man's reasons. I are the fruits of the two seasons. The emmett's inch and eagle's mile make lame philosophy to smile a true thatch told with bad intent. Beats all the lies. You can invent key. Who doubts from what he sees will ne'er believe do what you.
"william blake" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Tiger burning bright in the forests of the night. What immortal hand or i could frame. Thy fearful symmetry in what distant deeps or skies burnt. The fire of line is on what wings dare he. Aspire what the hand dear sees the fire and what shoulder and what art could twist the sinews of thy heart and when thy art began to beat what dread hand and what dread feet what the hammer. What the chain in. What furnace was thi- brain. What the envel- what dread grasp dare it's deadly terrorist clasp when the stars through down there's beers and watered heaven with their tears. Did he smile his work to see did he. Who made the lamb make the tiger tiger burning bright in the forests of the night. What immortal hand or i dare. Frame fearful symmetry songs of innocence and of experience william blake recording by phone sunflower sunflower weary of time who countess the steps of the sun seeking after that sweet. Golden clung or traveler sturdy is done. Where do youth pined away with desire and pale virgin shrouded in snow arise from their graves and aspire where my sunflower wishes to go to spring by william blake read for libra. Vox dot org by. Alan davis drake. Oh thou with dewi locks who look down through the clear windows of the morning turn. Nine joel is upon our western isle. Which in full choir hails. I approach owes spring the hills. Tell one another and the listening. Valley's here all our longing is a turned up to the bright pavilions issue forth and let thy holy feed visit our climb come over the eastern hills and let our winds kissed by perfumed garments. Let us taste. I mourn and evening breath scattered by pearls upon our lovesick land that mourns for the owed any curve forthwith fair fingers poor. Thi- soft kisses on her bosom and put golden crown upon her languished head whose modest tresses are bound up for the songs of innocence introduction recorded by any common in saint louis missouri in february two thousand six piping down the valleys wild piping songs of pleasant glee on a cloud. I saw a child and he laughing said to me. Pipe asong about two lamb so i- piped with mary cheer piper pipe that song again so i- piped he wept to hear drop pipe. The happy pipe sing ni- songs of happy cheer. So i sung the same again while he wept with joy to hear piper. Sit down and write in a book that all may read so he vanished from my sight end. I plucked a hollow reed. And i made a rural pen and i stained the water clear and i wrote my happy songs. Every child may joy to hear.
"william blake" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Introductory note william blake a distinguished english poet engraver and painter born at london november. Twenty eight th seventeen. Fifty seven died there. August twelfth. Eighteen twenty seven. He was the son of a hosier but manifesting an invincible tendency toward art he was apprenticed to an engraver and devoted all his spare hours to join receiving occasional instruction from flax men infused ellie he invented by direct divine inspiration as he believed. A new method of reproducing sketches the essential feature of which was making the drawing upon a metallic plate with a kind of oily inker varnish then biting down the surface of the plate by an acid leaving the lines of the drawing in relief. These plates were prepared by himself printed off and often tinted and colors by him and by his wife. The sale of these works was his main source of livelihood and they sufficed for all his modest requirements. The current statement which has found its way into most biographical dictionaries that he died in poverty and obscurity is quite erroneous. He lived in comfort and left something for his widow. The dark eyed. Kate as he was wont lovingly to call her. The blake is an artist. This is not the place to speak in detail. Those are not wanting who regard him as the one original english artist of his day. Some have gone so far as to style into greatest english poet of his time. Thus charles lamb designates him as one of the most extraordinary persons of the age. And mr algernon charles. Swinburne verse that. He was the single englishman of supreme in poetic genius of his time. The life of blake has been written by allan cunningham. Eighteen twenty nine and better by alexander. Gilchrist eighteen sixty three. The poetical works of blake collected and edited by wm rosetti. Four leave little wanting to enable us to fairly assigned to him his places a poet in his middle and later years blake lived in almost ideal. Life made numerous weird drawings and wrote not a few weird poems. Among which are the marriage of heaven hell and jerusalem the emanation of the giant albion the beings who presented themselves to his imagination were to him hardly less real than those whom he was want to encounter day by day. It seemed to him that he had lived in other lives. Had known moses in homer virgil and pindar dante and milton and that they often visited him when asked what aspect they bore. He said they are all majestic shadows. Grey but luminous and superior to the common height of men. No wonder that people who heard him talking to strain set him down at least half insane but he always made a clear distinction between these realities of the imagination and the other realities of this earthly life of man the sites invoices which came to him from other worlds whereas real neither more so or less than those of which words were speaks in his sublime owed. On the intimations of immortality. The closing scene of blake's life is thus told three days before his death he was working upon one of his pictures. The ancient of days. He sat up bolstered in his bed and tinted it with his choicest colors and in his happiest style he touched and retouched it held at arms length and then threw it from him. Exclaiming there that will do i cannot mend it. He saw his wife in tears. She felt that this was to be the last of his works. Stay kate cried. Blake keep just as you are. I will draw your portrait for you. Have ever been an angel to me. She obeyed and the dying artist. Three score and ten years old made it a fine likeness..
"william blake" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Yeah baby okay right Ron yeah totally totally done okay you know I'll probably would appreciate it a great do you have a great sense of humor from what I remember yeah Dubliners is a laugh riot that being said we should really get back if we want the powers that be to be happy with this this is was behind glass so okay let's just keep dying correct it would pull a William Blake bill Blake yeah you know well William Billy Bob I don't know if anybody called bill no William Blake you know I definitely respect him and his work by calling her name at the most rock Ronald I like it when you call you Ronald I don't have a problem with it you can call me face for all I care there's always a check cashes you know yeah okay I did called lasting song beautiful I have again that says laugh okay run going to push it okay laughing song we're laughing song by William Blake when the green would laugh with the voice of joy and the gym going stream running laughing by when the error does laugh with our merry which and the green hell laughs with the noise of it when the meadows laps with a lively greed and the grasshopper lapse in the merry scene when Mary and Susan and Emily with their sweet ground ma'ale yes I am really sorry all you've.
"william blake" Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly
"Apart from one reason another partly because of four of the American independence and Britain getting more and easy sensitive status in the world and the French Revolution Evolution in the long wars and this kind of economic line. There's also because the art world Senate Blake viewed it became more more corrupt and a lot of what we think about Blake's views on the Royal Academy come a bit later in life after the failure of his one man show need to know nine when he becomes very embittered with the art world and he has a lot of very negative comment about the board academy and about our institutions about the art establishment but I think alien his career he still has expectation that that he could become not part of the establishment but he could be his ambitions as not as could be could be fulfilled this notable that one of the great success in careers as illustrations to publication of Robert Blair's the grave this older poem published Meyer publisher grave our friend Robert Chrome akhenaten eight and is this rations for that are very well received if you look in the beginning of that book there's a statement of most of the World Academy coming out in support of Blake Blake was not quite the wild outside of that the luckily we tend to think or his later reputation suggested was there were a lot of people within the establishment and actually thought he was not all. Here's a strange vigor but he was a figure of real talent. Now there are a number of books actual books in this exhibition and allocate must be the most famous of all Blake's poems will arguably. It's tiger tiger. Tell us about this what we're looking at this is this is one of the books were showing the exhibition in the bound form home that that would have been in Blake's lifetime thinking this is early binding like a number of the works as they were bound in the early nineteenth century and it is Tiger Tiger from the songs of innocence and experience which remains among the best loved poems in the English Language and songs of innocence and of experience was in Blake's terms a bestseller even his lifetime he only printed a small number of copies thirteen lifetime but he did actually match to sell them which is unusual for Blake because certainly more the the lengthier prophetic works didn't find much of an audience but these are short term comments on morality and social suffering being and nature and in this case Tiger Tiger burning bright reflection on this terrifying creature from the woods. What's The tiger what's striking about this. One thing that's striking is this is really tiny book and we're so used to seeing these images on screens projected slides reproduced and yet this is this fit in your pocket. It's a tiny tiny volume. That's extraordinary that Sandwich of Blake's epic cosmic vision fits into a tiny format. That's one thing you're striking striking very intriguing about this is that Tiger Tiger burning bright terrifying image and yet at the but it it looks like a household cat is really kind of cuddly furry not very scary creature and this has been a point of discussion within scholarship a great they deal because Blake very rarely illustrates his poems very directly what you see in the margins of his tax interplay a playful all this complication in the way that the images relate to the text and yet there's lots of ways of interpreting this either blake couldn't draw tiger very well this he ends up do doing the neighbor's cat instead or they're all that common here about creating a safe image out of what's rather terrifying poem. I mean I'm also fascinated and still stuff to think about how about the format incentive experience with these dense texts in these merging limitations distractions often very decorative. He's clearly looking at children's illustrations at children's books and even that embroidered samplers and decorative art of the time a ah there was a decorative quality that someone's of innocent experience which which is very peeling later on in the exhibition you'll also see and the first published Braga aww Blake's lifetime for Maton six the poem Tiger Tiger on an ordinary printed page so even within Blake's lifetime relatively early news lifetime this poem and the songs of innocence percents experience more generally was becoming quite well known in quite well admired but these blake digestible as well as his most memorable now. We're in the presence of a much more fearsome beast in this case. Tell us what we're looking at here. It's the Great Red Dragon and the beast from the CS one of a Blake's many illustrations to the Bible in Watercolor. It's still not much bigger than ninety. Three piece of paper probably the smaller than a piece of paper but it's represents represents a gigantic biblical creature many hell many-headed muscular figure striding over a green multi-headed figure rising out of a Black Sea. The red creatures of the top has massive wings and it's a work which is this we'd love to heavy Metal Blake Blake sign of the Beast Blake Blake indulging dodging his visions drawn from book of Ezekiel and the Book of revelations and Blake is most extraordinary is most cosmic nick and really without parallel as a creator off outlandish terrifying weird imagery and it's the kind of imagery which has lasted lasted which appears on album covers book covers and graphic novels encapsulates an idea of who of creative freedom and graphic vic imagination graphic experimentation and is here is part of a large group of works that were originally owned by Thomas Batts who was a- long-term patron of Blake and I think what's striking Sri Strike as you look at images like this which is some outlandish and crazy and nightmarish an easy well. Thomas Batts who bought this at a road in the master's office is a civil servant. He Bill School with his wife. He had signed China's a coal merchant. He was earning five hundred pounds a year which is actually a good ma- many in the seventeen ninety s when he was buying works like this this kind of intriguing streaking plenty important point of contrast there between Blake Landers figure blake whose indulging seems to be indulging his imagination and creating outlandish images and people who are actually giving them Support Civil Servants and gentlemen and what we make of that and I think part of it is what those patriots founded like was kinda fulfilment of what was otherwise being stultified in contemporary life. That's in many ways Britain becoming a wealthier nations becoming a world nation. It's empires is expanding in this war and the suffering but then there's a middle class and the upper class oh doing very well out of it and they looked at Blake outlandish figuring out who represents presents an idea of creative authenticity of of Real nece that David Blake. I think he's been very important. It's one of the reasons why his work has lasted asked by people have kept referring to work and artists and trade a people and anybody who believes the imagination pretending to blake generation after generation describing something different implant and it is because he seems representing idea freedom idea of of creative authenticity but that was craigslist attention as well and all all Blake's patrons agency ends up arguing with falling out with because whatever George Campbell and who used to work in insurance offices in inherited or John flacks who was the most fashionable contemporary sculptor or Thomas Thomas Baxter civil servant wherever they found lake was also a source of anxiety in difference between them that what they light was blake being independent and difficult old and believing in his own vision that was meant living with him or working with him or getting them to do work for you was it was a difficult task and a lot of his patrons in common that it seems to shoot himself in the foot making life difficult for himself now in front of another word which is among his most famous images and it's called Newton and it's about Isaac Newton but this is not a recognizable image of of Isaac Newton money means. We know this is called. Newton's is is a title which in this case comes comes from Blake from original documents so we know this is this is Newton but what we see is not a portrait of the scientists but the figure of a naked classically muscular man with tight blonde curls sitting down leaning over a geometric diagram is using calipers to measure out and he seems to be sitting on some sort of coral reef multicolored rocky formation and and behind him. Is this deep turquoise background. This is one of a group of twelve large prints that blake since conceives in about seventeen ninety ninety five that we prince's NATO five. He sold full set at twelve..
"william blake" Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly
"Radio Studio Radio here but I'm outside today because it has a special connection with one of the subjects at this week's episode because this used to be broad street and it was here at number twenty eight. William Blake was born in Seventeen fifty seven the house. No longer stands instead. I'm at the base of a tower block on the same site but it was on this that Blake's family donohoe's union haberdashery business in the house from seventeen fifty two to about eighteen twelve blake lived here at different moments in his life and staged his ill-fated poorly received one man exhibition here in eighteen o nine two hundred ten years on he has another informal acclaimed indeed rapturously received Solo exhibition now a tape take Britain and I went to the gallery to Marty my own a senior curator of pre eighteen hundred British art at the tate who curated the exhibition Maltin very many of Blake's images are produced on a very small scale and Prince. Can you tell us something about why that is. Why aren't we seeing big oil paints and played with primarily macra prince and waterfalls which are generally henry on a small scale? There aren't many of his works and very few works in this exhibition which are bigger than an eighth three eight four piece of paper so it he worked on a small scale. He didn't if the opportunity to work in the largest gang though as we touch on in this exhibition explore a civil points in this exhibition he wanted to work in large scale he wanted to be a painted light Raphael and Michelangelo. Oh he talks about his prints and watercolors being frescoes caused them frescoes because but because of particular qualities about the techniques and his emphasis on draftsmanship online but also because within these tiny works. There's the ambition a hope. The expiration that he'll paint on a gigantic scale so that really is is one one of the things we want to emphasize here. Is that what you see today what you're familiar with as Blake's works on other small scale when that these he thought of his sketches she's for larger. Never completed works is awesome maker books in the show where including eleven bound copies of his perfecting books or eliminated books these works are really. Kinda sat at the heart of Blake's reputation particularly among literary scholars more generally in that kind of cultural history because there are original works produced them using his invented method of relief etching which we still don't quite understand that allowed him to combine texts and images news on single pages allowed him to printing Keller and to create very rich colors and textural effects the prophetic books in the seventeen ninety s America prophecy see your prophecy the books the book of your is in these are singular works history of art and they really lie at the heart of his reputation but what we've wanted to do in this show is provide context with them and emphasize lakes role is a visual artist though the scholarship play has been dominated by literary scholars interested in Blake as a poet last twenty or thirty years. It's been quite a significant shift a thinking about Blake's the visual dimension Blake and that there's a practical side out of this. That's how we made a living. He was a commercial engraver. It was his real passion and when he had spare time it was dedicated to painting watercolours these watercolors as prime medium and but it's also because the illuminated books though there created his books and they include text they even the text itself as visual quality is not using using a standard typeface. He's actually drawing and writing with a free hand in every dot and curled and mannerism Muniz in his written printed the text has been interpreted as having a visual quality so in these various aspects or a good reasons for thinking of Blake is a visual artist also the case that in his lifetime I'm he sold very few illuminated books. Nobody would understood them. They're baffled by imagery. Very few people bought them but the imagery appealed much more. We're standing in front of an image from the first book of year is a now and it's testament to one of the most extraordinary artistic imaginations nations in British history or any. Tell us what we're looking at. This book is a page from one of his books in the first book of your isn't wishes. Che's printed in Seventeen Ninety six originally but this is a later impression. This later version of the print is one of a number of friends he made based on pages ages from numerous books where he has mastered original text so originally this other images from this group would have been printed with Blake zone poetry but he's extracted the image is massive out part with the recognition that within his own lifetime even as most avid collectors even the people who really have bought into the myth and believed that he was a great genius and there were trading great art. Even they struggled with the poetry poetry is difficult. He's got a lot of invoices invented mythology the the time really understood and if you look at page of an illuminated book as you can do in this exhibition. It's really hard to read it. Even with the reading glasses on is really small and it's in writing is not clear typeface obscure in various ways later in life in the print that we're looking at what's printed printed around eighteen eighteen so twelve years after originally created an later in life lake found something of a market amongst rare collectors and fellow artists and his imagery from the illuminated books becomes more richly colored even involves gilding examples here where you see those gold on the page. The page glitters two and in this case yes the original. The first book of your is in from seventeen ninety six. There was a poetic context but is rarely that the images actually literally illustrate the text in this case as we ever a skeletal figure at a wild haired figure both crouching in the midst of flames the skeletal figures to be a chain down there is some sort of context the book of yours in which is about a play on words around reason about freedom and liberty in the struggle for freedom full of agonists Dick Imagery and struggle but when blake extracts extracts the emissions eighteen thousand nine and reprints it even as a new caption. This is the capture that you can see underneath. Everything is an attempt to be human is not from the book of terrorism is not from his original poem not for many of the poem that he wrote so it's a little caption he's written creating a new context base or a new point of departure as we look at this image. Blake Blake has been assessed quite rightly as a major poet and our though Blake's art has been interpreted in depth in great detail in connection with his own theology he and his own poetry and there's an imagination nonetheless. I think this is the show is Blake. Being primarily visual artist. He's extracting the image away from its literary context is providing a caption which is more like a modern caption a title rather than a full-blown piece of poetry and he's depending upon visual impact is expecting that we as a viewer will be able to get some sense of meaning some sense of the significant some sense of feeling from this without knowing who these characters are without knowing whether this is from Shakespeare or Milton often the Bible or from Blake's imagination. We don't need that what we see is an image which clearly clearly communicates some sense of horror and violence and constraint and that's true across his work. Yes we have titles titles. Sometimes they blake's titles more often. Their titles shipping attributed to these works later on by later scholars for good reasons of sentence for less good reasons and we just don't know what these words are called and that's that's important in the experience of the exhibition as whole that we're actually allowing everybody encounter these works and fresh and to see them as primarily early visual statements and recover Blake as visual artist and that was a means accepting that he bitterly. Maybe I'm big it may be that throw ways of interpreting editing is in contrary ways and let's talk about he's positioned in the art world of his time because he went to the Royal Academy but he had very strong views about for instance instance Reynolds. Where did he fit in feed into its exhibition here opens with a room about Blake at the academy not what Lakers and apprentice of zero and the seventeen seventies other exhibitions of started he did train as an engraver so we had that craft that skill at the base of his commercial career but we start with a rod academy because I think it was really important to him. Actually he wasn't quite as wasn't quite outside that we like to think he's he's. The verdict was important because when he ended there was a moment of real optimism about to shot those expectation that modern British artists artists because of the World Academy because the promise of what Britain was becoming a world power could end up rivaling Raphael Michelangelo Producing Peptic Schemes. There was also percents that contemporary British artists could engage with contemporary live contemporary politics. That's something that late learned from works from seventeen seventy accepted that work works James Barry by the writers of the time which were quite politically engaged in some cases in conventional oppositional politics a lot of art at the time had so there's that moment of really kind of hope expectation that contemporary art could rival the artists of the past now offers.
"william blake" Discussed on Think Again
"You know, you mentioned William Blake's tiger comes up. I thought of eye of the tiger and the primal power of roller skating around in a roller rink in Bethesda Maryland to that song when I was twelve and I was like I have the eye of the tiger. What else how old are you? I'm forty six. I'm fifty one I was in upstate New York. That's right. Well, it's funny when it happens like this a lot where you start doing film. And you see everywhere you see the same with Tigers as soon as like it clicked, and I said, yes, and we start sort of doing research tires are everywhere. And I love I didn't really know this. I sort of had an idea, but people love the tiger. I mean, everyone you come out to my favorite and my love, and I knew people liked it. But I didn't know the passion that people actually have individuals power and incredible beauty and their slow. That's one of the most amazing things, and I guess in a sense that's a function of power, but there's no unnecessary energy expended. They're just they move at the rate. They they feel like moving and then when they. I know some people like that. That's right. That's right. Quality weed weed in some ways, maybe minus the attacking we'd all like to that. Stealth and power your film centers on particularly to characters one in India and one in Russia who are interesting and eccentric characters I think in some ways, maybe to be I was thinking as I was watching it that maybe to be a lover and protector of an animal species you in a way have to be kind of on the fringes of humanity. And I got the sense about both of those guys for sure can we let's talk about them. Yeah. So either one I'll start with a our tiger man of Russia has name is Pablo Fomenko, and he's a big sturdy Russian, you know, and at first glance, he's very tough, and you know, doesn't say much but right away. I could tell you a sense of humor. You know, we connected very quickly. I mean, like the very first moment of. Shooting. It's a long story here hear well. We were at the hotel. We were talking to Pablo and his wife in Russia the first night, and they just sort of casually mentioned that oh, by the way. There's a cub whose mother was killing dogs in the local village, we captured the mother now we have to go look for the cubs. Right. And it's like we're coming, and it was the next morning for a m to minus twenty degrees below you know, I mean heavy coat, and I had my camera and my producers, and I'm getting out of his pickup truck, and it's pretty high. And at a certain point, I was losing my balance, I was like shit, and Pablo is helping me down. And all of a sudden, I'm like, you know, what I'm gonna do it. I jumped in his arms. Big Russian guy. I'm sort of sure. You know? And he's just he's holding me. I was like I hope this. And I just put me down, and he sort of goes, I like this guy. So that was it, but Powell so passionate. He works for the World Wildlife Fund his whole life is about the tiger. Yeah..
"william blake" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Council of nice here spear of destiny that they brought into battle the nice temple and is splitting splitting of the elm. Or if you choose to talk about Star Trek, the law of non interference has a spiritual law. What question do you prefer to bias? I Lord of non interference. I think because I I don't I'm very mistrustful of stories about the knights Templar. Are you okay for the poor old templates get dragged into everything everything I suppose, it'll be a matter of time before they came from outer space, that's not a bad theory. Nonstick philosophy but tried to get down to the facts. Yes. Nor of non interference is really the Hindu idea. I which to become homeless in the world is to not react, I presume, that's what Star Trek might have been suggesting. I'm fascinated. Star. Trek of is is an archetypal sixties experience. You have not any desire to go to frontiers. That have never been reached before which is clearly the spirits of the air around. But you have this strange marriage of emotion and logic and with science and spiritual Jewish going on as well. Even have a group called the outcomes who is straight out of NAS, stick mythology, the evil angels that govern the material dimension and an awareness that man's got to break through one illusion after another, and it doesn't do to fight everything you have to become you have to let non also means letting things grave and finding themselves. There's a positive and negative aspects of that I was thinking of William Blake the road of excess leads to the.
"william blake" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"That's good. Let's see. I know John. We have a rather long quote today, which I have some thoughts after you about that. And I want to hear how you read it. This is from William Blake's. Any moves tears of joy is in the eyes of others only green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity. Nature scarce at all. The eyes of a man of imagination nature is imagination itself. I think he wrote that after a long night. Party. Again, it it's it's it's it's well written. But it just takes me to so many different places. But the time he's done and that she would he really seen is most famous. Tiger tiger burning bright. Chris of the night. I understand that makes sense nice poetry rhymes. He was going into a lot of the end of it. Or the next two lines were. What immortal? Under. I. Fearful symmetry. You got. Bright rhyming. But then you got an symmetry young. Yeah. Yeah. Origin. Then he's hitting hit and miss. I think back then they used to pronounce words differently. So it could have been symmetry by or so. His quote, basically is all in the way, we look at things look look at this is our perception is that what we get out of that. Okay. He's also saying, you know, the. Like, the very first part the tree that tears of joy. When other people go down the road house. My understanding is. So I was neighbor across the street from me beautiful elm tree. It's it's gorgeous. Data. I'll be honest with you guys. I love looking at it from across the street. I see it out my front window. You should see the disgusts. The hate the tree because it dropped so much. And I'm like. I love tree. Well, did they plant it? Or was it already there? Okay. Okay. Break. And then we're going to be back with our guest..
"william blake" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast
"Yup so so it's this like fractional madonna whore thing going on where the tree is both a child and an adult and not not only like alternating between chastity and just the same it's a madonna whore are boreal centipede you know that like you know the hungry mouth pressed against your sweet flouting breast and then whatever the other the tree does it looks it doesn't towards god all day trying to say that an actual woman were like this she would keep trying to interrupt you to tell you how incorrectly you earn scrubbing her life and so instead you should pick something that can't talk because you are insistent on on to say this is how it is right says the guests you finish no no no i'm just i'm just saying it's just interesting that that this is this kind of of it's it's you can't really have chastity without the being withholding something and you can't really have like consummation right without it being the endeavoring upon something the idea that either one is a say that is a terminal is kind of defying the understanding of either of them as an act you know it's like breathing and having sex or difference breathing is awesome i love breathing do it all the time not planning on quitting anytime soon but i would not read a poem about i mean i could write a about breathing compares it to sex but the glory of the two things at least to me in any sort of authentic way feels like fundamentally different this is something i do all the time versus this is something i do sometimes and and the idea that that the kind of the the restraint and release the catch and release right the taking the giving that is associated with sexual morality i suppose i could say in the west in big quotes is pretty hard to just sort of dismiss and saying like oh yeah but it does get maybe if you're william blake but even then like revelant right you've still got work hanging around right you still got these kind of like giving in takings and wanting zain having.
"william blake" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"From wanton sacchi three right there the apostle tells us won't led heaven fill your thoughts don't spend your time worrying about things down here your real life isn't heaven with christ in god love that and you know what i honestly tried to do that with all my heart i wanna think about my quote real life with godson an the place he's preparing for me but i don't often succeed not nearly as much as i would like for so much of the time so many other things spill my thoughts worries regrets fears frustrations at all sorts of earthly here and now johnny centered fangs but there are moments something i see something i hear or dream or remember it'll open my spirit like a shudder and those breathless intervals i slipped from my temporary earthbound citizenship to my true and rightful one in heaven for several heartbeat i catch a glimpse of another capital reality and i and hailed afraid prince of a better country and i sense a moment in time that somehow beyond time and it feels like home when something like that happens i want to capture the experience on a bomblet up tuck it away in a secret place we've insipid into his hip blocked bag to open and experience all over again but you know what i cannot obscene minded this just the other day and something i read in see us lewis's last book he made a passing reference to the poet william blake and he spoke about quote kissing a joy as it flies by i had a look that up to see what it meant the actual four lime poem goes like this at says he who binds himself to a joy does the wing good life destroy but he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity sunrise now here's the point behind that poem you can revel in heart melting moments of beauty and happy times of companionship with jesus budget can't freeze time.
"william blake" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And you should get this program let's hear laura pera dan the french harpist now harp players are usually classically trained but pera dan is from brittany in northern france and apparently has absorbed a bit of the folk music tradition of that corner of the country and is also a fan of hiphop and funk and electron acc music and of the poetry of william blake the peace will hear is called the sick rose it is a setting of a william blake poem and it comes from her album called poisons and antidotes which unabashedly goes from one track that'll be a kind of pulse driven piece of electronic pop two songs like this which are much harder to to pin down here's laura pera dan the french harpist singer producer and composer that law i in the yes that is does style no hey sms in there still nasr love does style oh ooh oh french sharpest singer and songwriter laura of cairo dead p e r r u d i n her album is called poisons and antidotes and like poison and antidote it is an album full of things that seemed to contradict each other one track will be very a kind of funk her hip hop inflected lots of electronic sounds and then the next tracked will be a setting of a william blake poem as was the case with this piece called the sick rose lower pera dan playing the harp and will actually hear something else from this album of the other william blake's setting in just a moment but on this edition of new sounds as we hear this music from composers who draw freely from the various forms of music.
"william blake" Discussed on WLAC
"A bunch of uh connected energy atoms bits and samples couldn't those those ideas that we get the images that pop into our mind the concepts the come to us couldn't they just be um transmissions from others that happened to be tuned into the same frequency we are waiting to pray at a winner in your car from where the guy aren't clunker our power and on the hour ago they don't call me cried coming for our billy happened cubit creator i now on what the ever you'd call the dream time within new heart of our create awareness on all move back how anything new has happened here not just from the thoughts of others but because it's something else that uh is who we really are i mean william blake said we are the creative imagination so it's not just a rearrangement there's i ongoing evolution of our creative potential what if you're saying that there has to be a genesis point for these things where do you believe it's coming from them my coming in a way uh something you where you're trying to name something that can't be named is coming from the turtle source it's coming from something that's unfolding in this moment why in front of us the dow was say the dow that can be said is not the true dial which the it's the.
"william blake" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"That's patti smith singer songwriter poet herself and a big fan of the poetry of william blake boy cried wolf is full of imagery that is very ah blakey an and she begins the song by actually reading william blake's poem the lam that was recorded live in paris two thousand one it's on a compilation called land by patti smith prior to that we heard a setting of the land same poem by the late english composer sir john tavender who's the setting of the companion poem tiger we'll be getting to and just a little wild on this edition of new sounds songs of william blake the english painter print maker and poet apparently nobody really appreciated any of his arch but especially as poetry during his own lifetime but boy since then the number of composers filmmakers visual artists literature in novelists other poets of course who've drawn directly from from william blake is the numbers are legion and they include the irish rock band u two when they were working with producers brian iino and daniel land law on their album the joshua tree back in the 80s the intent was to start the album with bano lead singer reading william blake's introduction to songs of experience and underneath them would be this ambient wash sound the kind of thing brian you know those so well well they recorded it but it didn't make it onto the albums would became one of those lost tracks that didn't see the light of day for something like fifteen or twenty years until they released a deluxe remastered cd edition of josh matry and that's where you'll find this track hold beautiful ghost with bonn reading this william blake power over this lovely and easy walsh silence voice phrase past few chiefs zia is wholly away woes and loan the sri errors calling them so we be the evening by shrill all right bowling shoulder switch arise from the chewy crash israel and the more rises willingless peres tune away mom by with turned away i am sean given till the break sir would range luke maye the two no silver song is called beautiful ghost from the irish band u two it is essentially bano just reading william blake's will he's not just reading sort of intoning blake's introduction to songs of experience and underneath are the atmospheric sounds of youtube producers at the time brian enau and daniel land law.
"william blake" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Side this is new sounds programme number thirty seven forty six songs of william blake william blake didn't write songs himself but his poetry has certainly uh spawned a lot of song sent the occasional instrumental peace as well what will hear next is the lamb by sir john tavanir the late english composer mistake convert to the eastern orthodox branch of christianity and a longtime fan of the spiritual that very personal imagery in in william blake's poems so we'll hear his setting of tiger in a little while right now though we're going to hear the lam performed by the tallus scholars peter phillips conducting and then you'll hear patti smith recorded live in paris from a collection called land the songs called boy cried wolf but it begins with patty smith reading some of the land by william blake and then her song is full of imagery that could have come right out of william blake especially the the kind of repeated use of the word innocence at the end to reference perhaps to blake's songs of innocence and experience so we'll hear that music from patti smith right after this music from sir john's hafner both of them built around the william blake poem the lamb oh oh really i little lam who made the dust they'll know who made the gave the life embiid the feed by the storm and or the mead gave the clothing of delight softest clothing woolly bright gave these such a tender voice making all the veils rejoice little lam who made the dust thou no who made the little lamb i'll tell the little lamb i'll tell the he is called by vine name free calls himself a lamb he is leak and he is mild he became a little child i cia donald and dell lam we are called by his name little lamb god less the little lamb god bless sleep the no still been told them that secret speeches do that though it's on the food supply known for them so go to the bene animal i one dinah julie g licensees the battle in any is let me and rose by in the cheese three r the end up doing that bill blair fat hey mojo where their deeds the on to the moon voted.