Thursday, May 19, 2005

Auguries of Innocence

I found this poem written in the terriblest handwriting ever which belonged to the most beautiful person ever...

Crisp brown paper from ages of sitting straight backed in the book, writing in black ink from a fountain pen that always stained his pocket...It was used as a bookmark... to a book he would never read again...

I lost the paper. And the person. The words stay on...

To see a World in a Grain of Sand...




And heaven in a wild flower...




Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand...





And Eternity in an hour...





William Blake
Auguries of Innocence

17 Comments:

Anonymous Vinod said...

Poornima, thank you! for sharing with us this person who has had this profound influence on your life. I am beginning to admire him through your musings.

5:27 AM  
Blogger manuscrypts said...

nice pics... as usual :)

6:42 AM  
Blogger arvindiyer said...

*grin* for ur previous post...heheh have seen some of the pics too..heheheh
And well nice lines and good choice of pics:)

*GET WELL SOON* soup?

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Illusionist said...

Vinod Bhai,
I thought you were already a gyani, some more gyan to inspire huh.
Poornima Bhai,
another gyani writing gyan and passing it off as poetry ?

2:10 AM  
Blogger Kraz Arkin said...

Illusionist is a Mafiosi? Aarghh...its one of those days...nice lines.

2:23 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

To all: I am pretty anti social today. Well- you'll get a better idea by the time you finish reading this...

Vinod Cheta: I wish you had met him... talked to him and known him yourself...

Manu: You could have said a few nice lines about William Blake too!

Arvind: I showed you the snap! Soup.

Illusionist: Change your name. Let me begin disillusioning you...

Poornima- female. Take my word.
Vinod bhai-you know him?

It is poetry. If you dont know- google it up!

Btw- who called you here? Shoo... scat... buzz off...

Kraz: Is it catching?

2:48 AM  
Blogger hope and love said...

hi.. i visited ur blog thru glimmer's blog..
its good..
:-)
the pictures are lovely..

8:34 AM  
Blogger arvindiyer said...

Anti social or not...*clears crowd and walks in with a bowl of hot chicken soup*
Here u go...OK u can now go back to ur sad corner and curse the world:)

12:06 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Hope and love: Thank you.

Arvind: :o) That is what you always do to me!

Btw- how many times do I tell you that I do not eat chicken?! I am more an Iyer than you!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First or last to comment... always here to appreciate the beauty of your writing and the reflection of your soul.

3:47 AM  
Blogger yesbob said...

neat !!

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful pics.. B&W still has the reserved space in emotional photography :D)

very good collection of pics indeed.


-mannu-

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful pics.. B&W still has the reserved space in emotional photography :D)

very good collection of pics indeed.


-mannu-

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ഇന്നലെ വരെ ഞാന്‍ ആരും അല്ലായിരുന്നു. ഇന്നും ഞാന്‍ ആരും അല്ല. നാളെ ആരെങ്ങിലും ആവുമൊ എന്നും അര്റിയില്ല.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ഇന്നലെ വരെ ഞാന്‍ ആരും അല്ലായിരുന്നു. ഇന്നും ഞാന്‍ ആരും അല്ല.
നാളെ ആരെങ്ങിലും ആവുമൊ എന്നും അറിയില്ല. പക്ഷെ ഒന്നറിയാം. രാക്കിളികള്‍ പോലും ഉറക്കം തൂങ്ങുന്ന ഈ രാവില്‍ നിന്റെ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗുകള്‍ എന്റെ മനസ്സില്‍ ഒരു വേദനയകുന്നു.

-mannu-

8:35 AM  
Blogger clash said...

roger waters flicked his words from blake!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Anon: Thank you Fadia

Yesbob: Yes...Bob

Mannu: Whoever you be- I love B&W photographs...

Ok- can I have a translated version? Sigh- just mail me will you!!?

cLLaaSSShhh: He did? The copy cat!!!!!

9:29 PM  

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