Early life[ edit ] 28 Broad Street now Broadwick Street in an illustration of Blake was born here and lived here until he was The house was demolished in He was the third of seven children,   two of whom died in infancy.
The text has not been found in any draft or manuscript version. Geoffrey Keynes says that Blake, as the prophet "calls the Fallen Man to regain control of the world, lost when he adopted Reason the 'starry pole' in place of Imagination. Blake 'the voice of the Bard' calls him to awake from the evil darkness and return to the realm of Imagination, reassuming the light of its previous 'prelapsarian' state.
Reason the 'starry pole' and the Sea of Time and Spece the 'watr'ry shore' "are there only till the break of day if Earth would consent to leave 'the slumberous mass'"  The illustration shows a big cloud in a night sky and scattered stars. The text is placed on the cloud. There is a nude female with long hair and a halo above her head, reclining on a couch on a cloud below the text.
This is probably the image of Earth addressed by "the voice of the Bard". Around these lines the stars are rolling their resplended orbs, and in the cloud on which the song floats, a human form is lying, anxiously surveying their courses: Musical settings[ edit ] Hayg Boyadjian b.
Hear the voice of bard. First Song of Experience, for alto voice and piano, Hear the voice of bard, for high voice and piano, in Hesperides: Hear the voice of bard, No. Introduction Hear the voice of bardNo.By William Blake About this Poet In his Life of William Blake () Alexander Gilchrist warned his readers that Blake "neither wrote nor drew for the many, hardly for work'y-day men at all, rather for children and angels; himself 'a divine child,' whose playthings were sun, moon, and stars, the.
It also places the focus on childhood, and the innocent joy denied so many abused, impoverished children in Blake’s time.
Structure This poem consists of five quatrains, that is four-lined stanzas. The poetical works of William Blake; a new and verbatim text from the manuscript engraved and letterpress originals; With variorum readings and bibliographical notes and prefaces.
Clarendon Press Oxford p. Blake Songs of Innocence and of Experience, with an Introduction and Commentary by Geoffrey Keynes.
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