A Divine Image
Cruelty has a Human heart And Jealousy a Human Face, Terror, the Human Form Divine, And Secrecy, the Human Dress. The Human Dress is forgéd Iron, The Human Form, a fiery Forge, The Human Face, a Furnace seal'd, The Human Heart, its hungry Gorge.
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William Blake was born in London on November 28, 1757, to James, a hosier, and Catherine Blake. Two of his six siblings died in infancy. From early childhood, Blake spoke of having visions—at four he saw God "put his head to the window"; around age nine, while walking through the countryside, he saw a tree filled with angels.
Date Published: 1794-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/divine-image-0