Friday, May 2, 2014

The Tiger by William Blake

This has been on my fridge for many years.  It's my favorite Calvin & Hobbes of all time. 
The Tiger
By William Blake (from 'Songs of Experience').
Tyger Tyger, 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, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & 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?
Tyger Tyger burning bright, 
In the forests of the night: 
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
Thank God for poetry, humor and cats.


Kelly said...

I miss Calvin & Hobbes. My favorites were his macabre snow sculptures.

Chrisy said...

Yes thank heavens for poetry and humour. And you did mean 'fridge' didn't you? Chuckle...

Marion said...

Kelly, I miss them, too. I have all the books and can't get enough of them. xo

Chrisy, OMG! I'm known in my family as the Facebook Grammar/Spelling police. LOL! Thanks for saving my reputation. What error?? ;-) xo

Karen said...

I love both The Typer and The Lamb. Blake may be the reason I became a teacher. I HAD to share that genius with others.

I love the cartoon. Might just purloin that one! ;)