Songs of experience by william blake
William Blake is indeed one of my favourite poets. He has a certain specific way of writing that intrigues me every time I read his literary works.
I especially love the poem The Nurse’s song which I would consider my favourite. I was even so inspired that I made music to the poem and turned all of his beautiful words into a musical product. It’s featured on my album Tundra and it has a ver special place in my heart.
Come come leave off play, and let us away
Till the morning appears in the skies
No no let us play, for it is yet day
And we cannot go to sleep
Besides in the sky, the little birds fly
The way William Blake played with words – so simply, he used nature, Christianity and love as inspiration for his poems. His way of writing is so special. There are so many elements; a beautiful lyrical flow, symbolism and atmosphere. I have always been fascinated of how he was able to create a really dark atmosphere but still give a hint of hope in the end. The light is always there, you just have to search for it.
William Blake will always have a special place in my heart. He was one of the first poets I ever read and until this day, I have been (still am!) very touched when reading his works. He possessed a true talent. When I meet writers or songwriters today who write in this way, I feel connected…