08 October 2009

Tiger Tiger - National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

The theme for the fancy dress was 'Hero's and Heroines' - I know... she's a tiger.  I just happened to have some orange felt and Blake is one of the most famous of our poets after all, can't tigers be heroic?  And yes it's less 'fearful symmetry' more 'cutely haphazard', but she was happy and went off to school roaring and growling at everyone, especially the snow whites and spidermen...

Tiger Tiger. 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 watered heaven with their tears:
Did he smile His work to see?
Did he who made the lamb make thee?

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

The Tiger
William Blake

It's the all new Folksy Friday Mini treasury tomorrow and as yet the theme is undecided...  I like to leave it all last minute, adds to the fun.  Please check in to take a look at all the lovely finds.