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TMe
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 12:34:55 PM

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Tiger Tiger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tiger Tiger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
-William Blake


I am a layman.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 1:04:19 PM

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One of my favourite poems - and a favourite Frank Frazetta illustration to go with it.



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
taurine
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 1:14:34 PM

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I like it.
Orson Burleigh
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 2:27:02 PM

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Think I suppose that we will now be required to reconsider the stereotypical image of cat-ladies.
Sanmayce
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:49:15 PM

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Captivating!

'Tyger' instead of 'Tiger', didn't know that.

Instantly made me recalling the superb movie featuring Johnny Depp 'Dead Man', especially the scene where William Blake initiates himself in tigerish poetry:
Do you know my poetry?

One of the many scenes where 'Nobody' helps Blake to cross the Purgatory:

- William Blake, do you know how to use this weapon?
- Not really.
- That weapon will replace your tongue. You will learn to speak through it, and your poetry will now be written with blood.


Also, it raises the question of origin of predatorism, how come that the god(s)/creator(s) made lamb & tiger archetypes, which is more divine?
Religious notions hardly can explain how being a prey is better than being a predator, no?






He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Hope123
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:33:22 PM

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Lovely thread, TMe, and thanks to posters for the info. Gorgeous pix too.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
TMe
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 1:22:38 AM

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You are so graceful, Hope123. This excellent virtue of accepting the truth is missing in many posters.

I am a layman.
Hope123
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 11:01:17 AM

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TMe wrote:
You are so graceful, Hope123. This excellent virtue of accepting the truth is missing in many posters.


Aw shucks, TMe. You brought a teeny tear to my eye.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:14:09 PM

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What do 'Aw shucks' stands for, Hope123?

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Hope123
Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:55:42 PM

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Hi AJ. Embarrassment but with pleasure. It's an old John Wayne western movie expression and I'm sure it is found elsewhere too.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:06:40 AM

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That's a big addition to my little knowledge. Thanks, Hope123

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
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