William Blake’s Birthday
November 28, 2017
William Blake was born today, two hundred and sixty years ago, in London, England We salute the great, inspired, poet, painter, visionary. Here’s poet, scholar, literary maverick, Iain Sinclair, for the British Library, on an essential quality of the man –¬†William Blake’s radicalism [Blake’s image of Albion, accompanying the words Albion[…]
William Blake’s Ah! Sunflower
September 1, 2011
Ah Sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun; Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done; Where the Youth pined away with desire, And the pale virgin shrouded in snow, Arise from their graves, and aspire Where my Sunflower wishes to go. (William Blake[…]