The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

No stix soars too high, if he soars with his own wings

This is like how I obsessed for years over Warren Zevon before tinymammoth told me about Leonard Cohen. Seriously, people, haven't I been vocal enough about Milton? Why didn't anyone tell me about this glorious lunatic Blake? The last time I thought about him was when I was a dope in high school reading "Tyger, Tyger" -- and "eye" doesn't even rhyme with "symmetry," so I was like "Fuck this noise" and never saw the infernal genius that burns like a flame in, say, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. I'm looking at you, Oscar Williams, editor of Immortal Poems of the English Language.

In my copious free time I think I would like to collaborate with Blake on some illustrations of his Proverbs of Hell.
Tags: john milton, leonard cohen, poetry, stix, warren zevon, william blake
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