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The Divine Image
Posted by: kat123 (---.cstltn01.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 21, 2005 12:20PM

Help! I need to do a critical analysis on "The Divine Image". Any ideas?


Re: The Divine Image
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 21, 2005 02:25PM

The Divine Image
---William Blake

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
All pray in their distress;
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness.

For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is God, our father dear,
And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is Man, his child and care.

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.

Then every man, of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine,
Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.

And all must love the human form,
In heathen, Turk, or Jew;
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too.

The work is mentioned in a discussion of Blake's poetry here:

[216.239.63.104] />

Les


Re: The Divine Image
Posted by: kat123 (---.cstltn01.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 21, 2005 05:24PM

I still need help understanding the poem. I have to write a 2 page report.


Re: The Divine Image
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 22, 2005 02:05AM

There may be something here:

[www.google.com] />

Les


Re: The Divine Image
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh16rt-04rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.ne)
Date: January 23, 2005 11:11AM

Sadly, there are two of Blake's poems with the title Divine Image:


A Divine Image

Cruelty has a Human Heart
And Jealousy a Human Face,
Terror, the Human Form Divine,
And Secrecy, the Human Dress

The Human Dress, is forged Iron,
The Human Form, a fiery Forge.
The Human Face, a Furnace seal'd
The Human Heart, its hungry Gorge.



The Divine Image

To Mercy Pity Peace and Love,
All pray in their distress:
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness.

For Mercy Pity Peace and Love,
Is God our Father dear:
And Mercy Pity Peace and Love,
Is Man his child and care.

For Mercy has a human heart
Pity, a human face:
And Love, the human form divine.
And Peace, the human dress.

Then every man of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine
Love Mercy Pity Peace.

And all must love the human form,
In heathen, turk or jew
Where Mercy, Love & Pity dwell.
There God is dwelling too.


Not fair, no, but not my fault either. Since the question poses 'The' instead of 'A', try the link below:

[www.english.uga.edu] />
Click the links on the left and follow the notes that pop up on the bottom right frame.

If 'A' was intended, from the same site:

[www.english.uga.edu]


Re: The Divine Image
Posted by: kat123 (---.cstltn01.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 26, 2005 09:19AM

Thanks for your help. The site was just what I needed.




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