StephenT (stormwreath) wrote,
StephenT
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(Art) Poetry Month - 'The Tiger'

So April is Poetry Month. To celebrate it back in 2007, I created an image collage of Buffy, as seen through Spike's eyes, to illustrate the poem No Second Troy by W B Yeats.

This year, I've done the same again: although this time the poem is The Tiger, by William Pratt Blake. I hope you enjoy it. :-)

Bandwidth warning: This post contains 12 more large image files under the cut. And yes, I know that big cat in 'Intervention' was really a mountain lion, not a tiger. 

The Tiger 



Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night

What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? What the chain? In what furnace was thy brain?

What the anvil? What dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears, And water'd heaven with their tears,

Did He smile His work to see? Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night

What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? 


Also, congratulations to Sarah (and Freddie) for their good news. :-)
 
Tags: art, buffy, poetry
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