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The Tyger

Tyger Tyger burning bright,

In the forests of the night:

What immortal hand or eye,

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

text : William Blake, The Tyger (last stanza), published in Songs of Experience, 1794
Songs of Experience was published in 1794 as a follow up to Blake's 1789 Songs of Innocence. The two books were published together under the merged title Songs of Innocence and of Experience showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul: The author, painter and printer: William Blake, featuring 54 plates.
read the whole poem here.
image : Gerhard Richter, "Tiger" (oil on canvas), 1965

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