Blake Triumphant

Blake and Tradition The Bollingen Series XXXV: 11

by Kathleen Raine
Most readers acquainted with good poetry, if we want their opinion of William Blake, will cite Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Doubtless they will speak well of these pieces as being both “lyrical” and “original.” But I think few readers can make much conversation about Blake’s late and …

Agitato Ma Non Troppo

This is what the man said, Insisting, standing on his head. Yes, I have come to grief, That was not furtive like a thief, And may not be blown up beyond belief. They know I have no bittern by the lake To …