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The Tyger (poem) Hauntingly Beautiful

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Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake

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Stripped, striped, King

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A Philosopher King, imprisoned in a world without Love of Wisdom.

My mind, like a Tiger paces, back and forth in a cage

a cage of no ear to listen, no Soul to Understand, no One to Teach.

Robbed of my Crown and Kingdom by immigrants,

Ignorants that only understand Violence, Sarcasm, and Cynicism.

God has been surgically removed from them in the form of

external authority, Government, Religion, and Science.

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