Thursday, August 5, 2010

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 sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.

William Blake (1757-1827)

photo: Japanese glass art, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, 2002


Teresa Evangeline said...

No one like Wm. Blake to get right to the heart of the matter. I hope you're having a really nice day. Teresa

Thyra said...

Yes, he uses such strong and both simple words - showing it is not necessary to "overdo" it. Thank you Teresa, I have had a fine day. I hope you'll have a good week-end over there in your exciting neighbourhood. It's both rain and shine here right now! Grethe