Read of the Day: “Texts From William Blake”
5:30 pm, October 23rd | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s Read of the Day, The Toast relays their texts from one of the most seminal figures in English poetry and an engraver of terrifying nightmare creatures, William Blake.
Bring me my Bow of burning gold
William what are you talking about
Bring me my Arrows of desire
You’re not allowed to have arrows
has someone let you have arrows?
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
you don’t have any of those things
and there aren’t any clouds out
it’s a very nice day
why don’t you come outside in the garden for a little while
it’s a very nice day out here
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I can’t do that, I’m afraid
but I can bring you a cup of tea
would you like me to bring you a cup of tea?
would you like that?
it’s no chariot of fire but I’ll put lots of milk in it
bring me a cup of tea
I’ll get you a cup of tea
a cup of tea of fire
just a normal cup of tea with no fire in it yet
ha ha ha ha ha
For more texts from William Blake, click here.