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Query over William Blake
Posted by: Satirical (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: June 29, 2005 09:44PM

Anyone know if there is a back story to this one by Blake, it surely must have.

The Poisonous Tree

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I water'd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with my smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright;
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole
When the night had veil'd the pole:
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: June 30, 2005 11:46AM

The original title was Christian Forbearance', if that means anything. See also this excerpt from Blake's Wail of Enion:


I am made to sow the thistle for wheat, the nettle for a nourishing dainty:
I have planted a false oath in the earth, it has brought forth a Poison Tree:
I have chosen the serpent for a counsellor, and the dog
For a schoolmaster to my children:
I have blotted out from light and living the dove and nightingale,
And I have causèd the earthworm to beg from door to door:
I have taught the thief a secret path into the house of the just:
I have taught pale Artifice to spread his nets upon the morning
My heavens are brass, my earth is iron, my moon a clod of clay,
My sun a pestilence burning at noon, and a vapour of death in night.


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Also lots of notes on this site (click the pick and aim the frames):

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Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: Satirical (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: June 30, 2005 12:15PM

Much appreciated eye opening.


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: cherrytreeinspring (---.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net)
Date: July 15, 2005 11:34PM

Prince Will I am yours
I would do anything for your love
I would give you the world
i would belly dance for you all night
I would give you flowers
I would give you anything your heart desires
I would care for you
I would protect you
I would bow to you
I worship you prince Will
I am your princess
I would give you my heart
I give you my love
I would give you my joy
I would give you the stars
I would give you a great kingdom
For your love I would do anything
I would make all your dreams come true
I would give you sex
I would give you head
prince Will I would give it all to you forever
I Would take it all off for you
I would show you my brests
I would kiss you
I would love you
I would make you will feel the glory
I would give you the glory of the world Will
A great glory for a great prince
Agreat kingdom
Agreat palace
Aplace for us to be in love
Us to be together alone
For US to be great kings ans Queens
For us to never want to be normal people
Always wanting the glory of greatness
Like gods and gosseddess a
Rule the great kingdom for the great glory
Like getting everyone to worship YOU prince Will
I wish you would want it
I wish PrinceWill would want me
Come and get me and I could
Love and worship and give him the world
The Great Kingdom to come
Build the Palace now


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: Satirical (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: July 15, 2005 11:50PM

Gotta a problem there cher?


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.att.net)
Date: July 16, 2005 05:08PM

Prince William had buggered a group
Of scouts from an wilderness troop.
   When a fly-fisher stirred,
   He swears that he heard,
"Hey, wader, an heir's in my poop!"


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: marian2 (---.range86-130.btcentralplus.com)
Date: July 17, 2005 07:31AM

Congratulations Mr Clary – you have won a major prize. On your next trip across the Pond (we suggest you purchase a one-way ticket in the interests of economy) you will be taken on a free trip up the River Thames and enter one of the most prestigious and historical buildings by an entrance reserved for monarchs and other VIPs. There, in a city location unaffordable to the common folk, you will receive free board and lodging for the rest of your brief life. Following a quick trip to the Green your eyes will be raised to unparalleled views of central London and the river and excitingly close encounters with the local birdlife. We look forward to seeing you and already a handbill is being prepared for your visit:

A mischievous Yank, surnamed Clary
Implied that our heir was a ‘fairy’
For his scurrilous rhyme
He is now serving time
In the Tower and his prospects are scary!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2005 08:17AM by marian2.


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.att.net)
Date: July 17, 2005 12:55PM

Snerk! Thanks - eckshually, I was aiming at the vernal prunus avium, but a target of opportunity is where you find it, doncha know.


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 18, 2005 09:21AM

A man of Prince Will's noble stature
when confronted by Margaret Thatcher
said "If you I must lay,
then I'd rather turn gay,
as a pitcher, though, not as a catcher"


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: marian2 (---.range86-130.btcentralplus.com)
Date: July 18, 2005 11:20AM

That's mean, Hugh, you know I don't read Latin


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: Linda (---.lns3-c7.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 18, 2005 03:45PM

As they say to children learning to read by phonics, break it down into parts. First word think equinox, second and third are botanical. (second should strictly be upper case.)

Nice pictures here:- [www.floralimages.co.uk]


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 18, 2005 04:07PM

I said to them "who let the cat in"
and then I repeated in Latin
I said "Semper ubi"
and then said " sub ubi"
unless you are worshipping Satin


Re: Query over William Blake
Posted by: marian2 (---.range86-130.btcentralplus.com)
Date: July 19, 2005 03:45AM

Thank you, Hugh, I was splitting it up too much ie three separate words (spring plum bird!). I might have got it if you'd put the capital in!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/19/2005 03:46AM by marian2.




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