[Milton-L] Blake

Nancy Charlton charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com
Fri May 9 18:22:48 EDT 2014


Today's "Poem Flow" is from Songs of Innocence and the linked bio of Blake at poetry.org has this paragraph this I thought you all enjoy:


One story told by Blake's friend Thomas Butts shows how much the Blakes enjoyed the pastoral surroundings of Lambeth. At the end of Blake's garden was a small summer house, and coming to call on the Blakes one day Butts was shocked to find the couple stark naked: "Come in!" cried Blake; "it's only Adam and Eve you know!" The Blakes were reciting passages from Paradise Lost, apparently "in character."

Well-clothedly,
Nancy Charlton

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