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This was on my mind today.

The Tyger
by William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

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taliesinmerlin
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
I like this poem
Thanks for sharing it. I need to get back to Blake.
angelmcc
Jul. 2nd, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
How lovely!

P.S. I was born under the Chinese sign of the tiger.
technoir
Jul. 2nd, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
I was born under the water rat. Not completely sure what that says of me.

Oh and greetings to a fellow McCoy. *tips hat*
angelmcc
Jul. 2nd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, cousin! :)
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technoir
Jul. 2nd, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
How can you not like Kubla Khan? That is like not liking chocolate, or steak.
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technoir
Jul. 2nd, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Where as I love Romantic poetry.
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technoir
Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Taste is a definitely subjective. I for instance love a good pulp novel or sword and sorcery book. i know people who think I am a heathen for such.

Edited at 2009-07-02 10:28 pm (UTC)
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