Back to Blake #onthisday #WilliamBlake Finding Paradise

On this day, 18th August 1782, 25 year old William Blake married Catherine Boucher (she was 21). They had known each other only a year. It was a perfect match, although of their time spent together (Blake died in 1827) Catherine said honestly, “I have very little of Mr Blake’s company. He is always in Paradise.”
Blake had a life-long struggle with the division between the head (sense) and the heart (sensation), the sciences (formula) and the arts (creativity)…perhaps finding a peaceful paradise in writing poetry (perfect)…

‘To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour…’

From Auguries of Innocence

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