William Blake Month: Alas! the Female Martyr


For a Tear is an Intellectual thing;
And a Sigh is the Sword of an Angel King
And the bitter groan of a Martyr’s woe
Is an Arrow from the Almighty’s Bow.

(William Blake, excerpt from “To the Deists,” in Jerusalem: The Emanation of The Giant Albion.)


Alas! the Female Martyr
Is She also the Divine Image?

(William Blake, For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise.)

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2 Responses to “William Blake Month: Alas! the Female Martyr”

  1. IzaakMak Says:

    Awesome poetry! Awesome imagery!

  2. segmation Says:

    Nice info. Please check this out on William Blake. http://segmation.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/william-blake-english-romantic-artist-by-www-segmation-com/. Thanks!

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