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1/4/11

'Blake Is My Homie': Good Technique & Organization

Looking on Mr. Keene’s blog and scrolling up and down on the student's blog page, I've found a lot of cool titles that catches my eyes but the one that I think is best and more understandable to me is 'Blake Is My Homie'. This blog is by students on B-Day in 7th period. I like how each of their blog is spread apart very neat. This helps me know right on way that who is who that is doing the assignment. And I like how they have the 'Williams Biography', 'Works cited', and 'Poem Mention in Post (Artistic Side of Blake)' on the top on the page that I can easily click on it and go on to where they show more information about who they got their information too and learn more about William Blake. Plus going back to the home page is very easy too. What I find that interesting me and funny was how they put up the same poem for 'Posts' as I did. About the 'Little Boy Lost' and 'Little Boy Found'. I was even gladder how they mention both poems together. I also like one of their prose poem called 'Alone'. It sound very unique and it touch me. I believe that there are many times in our life specially in the teens age must have been in this shoe before to understand the author pain and knowing what he or she is going through the same steps you been through. But life is life and the time doesn't wait. As time goes on we have to keep walking along everyone else also.  Last but not least I like how I can share their page to Facebook because they have this tiny bar to click and share. As far as I see they don't have any videos yet. I say this blog is important because it show a lot of information about William Blake and it have proves of where they got their information from. And everything of their blog is very neat. To those who know nothing about Romanticism or William Blake (my homie) should go onto this website and read it for yourself because everything in your world of knowing more about Romanticism will start to click like bright yellow light bulb.

Blake's 'Little Boy Lost / Found'

'Little Boy Lost'

"Father, father, where are you going?
Oh do not walk so fast!
Speak, father, speak to you little boy,
Or else I shall be lost."

The night was dark, no father was there,
The child was wet with dew;
The mire was deep, and the child did weep,
And away the vapour flew.

'Little Boy Found'

The little boy lost in the lonely fen,
Led by the wandering light,
Began to cry, but God, ever nigh,
Appeared likes his father, in white.

He kissed the child, and the hand led,
And to his mother brought, 
who in sorrow pale, through the lonely dale,
The little boy weeping sought.

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These two awesome poems seem to go together. Not because it sound the same or look alike but it sounds nicer and happier together. Especially reading the first poem and then to the second poem. It just makes a happier ending for the little boy who was lost because of his father left him behind in the dark. Then all mighty power the Lord appear and leads the lost boy home to his mother who was waiting and looking for her son to return. When I read the first poem alone it sound really sad because of how the father can just leave his little boy alone and be lost for so long. The little boy cries for help and no one answer him back with a hope of his parent. But right after I read the second poem which I found it right next to the first poem I was so happy of the little lost boy. God came and took him home. Not just that God kisses the child and hold his hand to his mother. It makes me so happy! William Blake can write awesome poems that go together. I also read about 'A little Girl Lost' but I think 'A little Girl Lost' goes with 'A Little Boy Lost' These two poems are even sadder than 'Little Boy Lost'. To be honest these two poems remind me of this song called 'Amazing Grace'. The reason why it remind this song is because of the part were it said "I once was lost, but now am found" and "grace will lead us home". True the little was lost and then was found by God and led him home. I was so amaze when everything clicks and makes sense. Out of these two poem my favorite is when the little boy was found because God heard his cries and came to him with unconditional love.

Blake's 'Hear The Voice'

HEAR THE VOICE

EAR the voice of the Bard,
Who present, past, and future, sees;
Whose ears have heard
The Holy Word
That walk'd among the ancient trees;

Calling the laps├Ęd soul,
And weeping in the evening dew;
That might control
The starry pole,
And fallen, fallen light renew!

'O Earth, O Earth, return!
Arise from out the dewy grass!
Night is worn,
And the morn
Rises from the slumbrous mass.

'Turn away no more;
Why wilt thou turn away?
The starry floor,
The watery shore,
Is given thee till the break of day.'

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In this wonderful poem by William Blake reflected the Bard as a witness to present, past, and the future. The Bard calls to the lost soul to hear The Holy Word and will witness the weeping in the evening dew. The day when He returns to this world will break everything apart. Those who hear the voice should have no excuse to turn away however those who walk by faith will live forever with Him. The Bard hopes that the soul will yield and come to him as soon as possible. When I read this poem I feel like sitting at church and listen to the pastor preach. When the pastor preaches, yes I feel like the Bard whisper into my ear and telling me that the day is near. William Blake was not just any English poet but very religious in a very unique way. He put everything in human nature into human kind. In this way we see everything right before our eyes. Every sentence is either not making sense at all or very understandable. This poem makes me have to think a lot about the Bible in the New Testament. In the New Testament it tells us so many things that are going to happen at the end of the world. Plus most of all of them are already appearing in these days. Yet more are coming true! I likes William Blake's poem because not just really religious related things but it’s also helping me understanding God more too. This helps me keeping in touch with my relationship with Him. I encourage you to read your Holy Word (spiritual food) and rethink about this poem. The Bard who knows the present, past, and the future is waiting patiently. He who also understands you more than you can understand yourself. The Bard will save you from evil. Listen to his nice, beautiful, soft voice is calling you to turn to him.