Wednesday, August 25, 2021

How Reasonable Then Is Urizen

If all experience is creation,
Is an act of imagination, then

Imagination’s just experience.
Say memory’s pure imagination,

Or imagination’s pure memory,
The difference is only arrangement.

Blake’s memories involved many angels
The rest of us can only imagine,

Or Blake’s imagination created
Many angels out of his arrangements.

Does it matter much which bits of a mind
Are honored as greater authorities?

They’re all confined. They all get updated.
The mind is capaciously limited

In its genius. Blake could not stand atoms
Save as humanish creature forms blazing.

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