William Blake – Five Favorite Poems

August 12, 2016


TODAY marks the anniversary
of William Blake’s death in 1827.

In remembrance of his life, we offer five of our favorite poems…

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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.

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—– What are your favorite poems by William Blake?