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Tiger's Rumour and other Parodies William Blake - The Tyger

Tyger’s Rumour


Rumour rushing rampant right
round faithless forests of wraith night,
what immoral hand or eye
could frame fly tearless symmetry?

In what deep and dark disguise
spread irking libel, lurking lies?
on what wasp wings dare they aspire –
e’er slander sting tongues air fame liar?

What woeful infamous black art
wrung toxic sinews, tocsin heart
rung when sin heart broke cheating beat,
what sleight of hand to greet deceit!

What wrong's hammer, what strong chain?
in what furnace forged? What brain

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Tyger's Eye - after William Blake

Tyger's Eye


Tyger Tyger, once again
we'll praise your uncontested reign
where golden eye implies rebirth,
of jungle lord's word none constrain.

From distant deeps of tropic skies.
to forests sparse where eagle flies,
your power ripples round world's girth -
how could it e'er be otherwise?

Strength in each and every part
needs no paltry poet's art
to illustrate your peerless worth
which rhymes through time in class apart.

Neither hammer, chain, may blind
furnace features, anvil mind,

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Seamus Heaney

Write whatever you like!

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Seamus Heaney

I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.

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There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you.

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Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again.

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Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.

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I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written.

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I suppose you could say my father's world was Thomas Hardy and my mother's D.H. Lawrence.

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The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.

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