The first two lines have lived with me for years and I have lived them for years.I've never been quite sure about holding Infinity in the palm of my hand (as a child I nearly drove myself bonkers trying to imagine infinity) but living eternity now - yes. Carpe diem. And never ever part in anger.
One wonders what old WB was smoking at the time he wrote those lines.
I know some of the other poets used substances, but I didn't think Blake was renown for that...but I might be wrong. However he certainly had an idiosyncratic set of ideas/ ideals.
GB - infinity - a wonderful conceptual challenge!
Love that verse, love the photo.Best wishes, enjoy life, infinity and eternity forever :)
I think I'd have got on well with Blake...
Thank you Brian. And the same to you and yours.Jinksy - To what part(s) of Blake do you especially relate?
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