a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, May 26, 2014

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"Tyger, tyger, burning bright"*
When did  you become
My only light?
Days are dark
As deepest night.

"Tyger, tyger, burning bright"*
Throw me your light
So I may swim free
From drowning
In mediocrity.

*The Tyger by William Blake
for Open Link Monday at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

17 comments:

Charleen said...

I've always liked this poem.

Vandana Sharma said...

beautiful:'0

Jinksy said...

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?

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful...you definitely don't drown in mediocrity. Thanks so much for stopping my blog tour.

Sandra said...

don't get it, how does a tyger burn bright and what is a tyger? tiger?

Wolfsrosebud said...

I liked the music in this

Lynne said...

I like this piece by Blake . . . many influences of him in Dublin which I remember especially from one of our visits.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Days are dark as deepest night" - love that! I love the quote that sparked the poem too - well done.

Ela said...

I like this poem :)

Björn Rudberg said...

Mediocrity can have advantages over Vogon poems.. but yours are neither... anyone referring to Blake win in my book.

LindaG said...

Sounds like Alaska in the winter. :-)

Have a great week, Gail. hearts;

Susan Kane said...

Blake describes well days that we all have drowned in.

Irene said...

I am only vaguely familiar with the first sentence, but am intrigued by what you added to it. Being a Dutch person, I have not read Blake's poetry, but I am interested now. But what you wrote interests me also, especially when you write about mediocracy. I want to know more about that.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Beautiful poem....apt words....loved the second stanza....

Stacy Lynn said...

thanks for sharing this lovley gem...

to become 'mediocre' i think is my ultimate nightmare!

of course, i'm told i have no problem being different lol

stacy lynn mar
http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

Marian said...

love this. that poem imprinted itself on my brain when i was young and still resides there. :)

Sue said...

It's a good one, isn't it?

=)

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