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Category Archives: Innocence, Eden, and Childhood (1/27)
William Blake has given me a framework to reflect on our relationship with the living world I inhabit. I have arranged three of his plates above to highlight our connected histories and fate with nature. The three plates I chose demonstrate never-ending relationships of language, gender, religion, freedom and so forth. But I think they […] Continue reading
The following story line reveals the “Innocence” of a child’s understanding, or lack thereof. While in some of the writings I wrote the mother as the speaker, it is to be inferred that the child is listening, but again with a naivety. Blake wrote much about the innocence of children in “Songs of Innocence.” In […] Continue reading
The boy’s mama loved him so she set him down; Laid him low with the lonely lamb. He stroke the lamb’s face that wears the frown, The face of one who is afraid of brutal man. The lamb’s white wool clean and bright Like his fair and youthful skin, light. He comforts him on the […] Continue reading
Joy is born without knowing the sorrows of the world his soul is pure and untainted worry free and care free, he smiles Joy is born His mother rocks his cradle back and forth forth and back she hums a sweet melody all the while weeping in fear fear of the time that is to […] Continue reading
Our bodies were warm in the sun of morn, As the other kids began to tease out my name. “What a dork; he still needs mommy’s permission.” Tugging on her arm, I cried, “please mama,” Her gaze went over my head, “it is not up to me “Child. Ask your father. And take your […] Continue reading
She sat in lonely darkness admiring her new born baby, the light of the moon Shining down on the baby boy as he gently was rocked into a slumber of peace. She could feel the warmth of his angelic presence hit the deepest of her heart, A sigh braking the silence as she thought to […] Continue reading
Before finding inner peace, I was lost. Where can I venture to find peace within myself? Along the path I see nothing but darkness, My feet feel as if they are becoming one with the ground. Never to move again. Will I be forever trapped in this pit of darkness? This realm of shadows […] Continue reading
He abandoned me at my worst. He left me at my best. He was nowhere to be found when I needed him the most. Why? How? Was there any emotion, any pain that traveled through his veins when he walked away? Did he stop at the door, a feeling of regret possibly crossing his mind? […] Continue reading
Alexander the Great squirmed in his sheets, His mother over him beckoning him to sleep He closed his eyes and tried to dream Of pleasant hills and glistening streams His mother thought him an Angel mild, “Dreaming of kisses, fairies, sunshine, sweet child” On his face innocence had dreamt Though not of nice things, […] Continue reading