Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Review

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a s...

Title:Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Edition Language:English

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  • Bookdragon Sean

    “Am not IA fly like thee?Or art not thouA man like me?” Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to reson...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don’t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above ...

  • Darwin8u

    Billy Blake Who Made Thee?Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry?In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes?On ...

  • Florencia

    ...Folly is an endless maze;Tangled roots perplex her ways;How many have fallen there!They stumble all night over bones of the dead;And feel — they know not what but care;And wish to lead others, wh...

  • Bradley

    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :)I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) T...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even w...

  • Lit Bug

    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him i...

  • Kimi

    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...

  • Mike Puma

    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1....

  • Connie

    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. Th...