William Blake’s “To the Evening Star”

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Woodblock and Print of William Blake

 

Finished cutting this woodblock of William Blake, printed out the image using a baren, and chose one of my favorite Blake poems to go along with it:

TO THE EVENING STAR
William Blake
Thou fair-hair’d angel of the evening,
Now, while the sun rests on the mountains, light
Thy bright torch of love; thy radiant crown
Put on, and smile upon our evening bed!
Smile on our loves; and while, thou drawest the
Blue curtains of the sky, scatter thy silver dew
On every flower that shuts its sweet eyes
In timely sleep.  Let thy west wind sleep on
The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes,
And wash the dusk with silver.  Soon, full soon,
Dost thou withdraw; then the wolf rages wide,
And the lion glares thro’ the dun forest:
The fleeces of our flocks are cover’d with
Thy sacred dew: protect the with thine influence.

A set of postcards with a reproduction of the original print can be ordered at Poetic Expressions.  My other shop is at Fineartamerica.

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A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century.
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