Daily Poem – The Tiger

August 15, 2006

The Tiger

by William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forest 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?
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One Response to “Daily Poem – The Tiger”

  1. therevr Says:

    Pardon the random intrusion…. There’s a reason I named my own poetry site Fearful Symmetry. This poem stands among Blake’s “Songs of Experience” in symmetrical contrast with the poem about the Little Lamb in “Songs of Innocence.” Did he smile his work to see? Did he that made the Lamb make thee?

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