I selected this book for the Dusty category of my challenge: 9 for '09.
I bought this book in 1987 but have read only pieces of it. I finally read the entire book all at once. This book also completes the challenge. I've read 9 books from my TBR pile.
William Blake was a creative Englishman in the lates 1700s/early 1800s. He was an engraver by trade, but wrote poetry and other works.
This edition of his poems have a typed version of the poem and then a copy of his original in color. There are explanations in the back that explain the inspiration of the poem or terms that we in this century are not familiar with.
He writes about the same theme, through the eyes of an innocent and later, after the person has experienced life a bit.
In Infant Joy, the birth of the baby is evident:
But in Infant Sorrow,
Look here for a scanned version of Songs of Innocence and Experience that looks similar to my copy.
This work will be an inspiration for my altered journals!