Yet each understands that the transitory nature of beauty is necessary. It is the oppressive nature of church and state that has created the repulsive prisons and brothels. Paley and Michael Phillips, eds. Retrieved August 5, To the charge that his visions were not of this world, Blake replied that he had seen his visions in this world, but not all men see alike: The Bard, Milton, Los, and Blake begin to merge into a powerful bardic union.
Blake describes the fallen state of man by describing the present day. Why poetry is necessary and sought after during crises. Continue to external site Go Back. Remember me on this computer not recommended on public or shared computers. His great biography of Blake, his labour of love, had been wonderfully researched and written.