William Blake – God Is The Imagination – Gnostic

I was mesmerized and stunned by William Blake when I read the following lines

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

The words are mind blowing!

There is an implicit reference to Blake in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and Paulo Coelho notes him as one of his influences.

Many years ago, possibly in the 1970s, I went to an exhibition on William Blake, not sure where, maybe the Royal Academy in London.

I hear Jerusalem and I think of the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. When I hear the Last Night of the Proms I know summer is over.

Also see

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – William Blake

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