Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright!


June 5, 2010 by Korshi

Back in 2006 I did a series of illustrations for William Blake’s poem The Tyger which Roger Whitson over at Zoomorphosis recently wrote an excellent post about.   Since my website where they used to be hosted is still down pending a serious redesign, I thought I’d post them here; I think they still hold up fairy well.

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?

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One thought on “Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright!

  1. Artswebshow says:

    these are fantastic.
    Excellent atmosphere

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