William Blake

William Blake: Soars Too High

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
~ William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827) was a writer, engraver, and artist who had visions and dreams throughout his life. 

Walking for inspiration from his Soho, London home into Nature, he said he spoke to the dead and saw angels in the trees.

“To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”

~ William Blake

Was Blake a madman or visionary prophet?

His ideas were radical and political. He experimented and invented relief etching. His poetry and art are beautiful.

History has been kind to Blake. Not so while he lived.

He was “on the fringe of being arrested” for his disturbing work, said Welsh filmmaker Iain Sinclair in this interesting six-minute British Library feature on William Blake’s spiritual visions:

✶ Do your ideas soar?

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