© 2013 Dr. Ficke Coalbrookdale by Night by Philipp Loutherbourg, via Wikipedia

William Blake’s poems in pictures

William Blake’s poetry is special because he created so many beautiful illustrated versions of his work (which you can find on the William Blake Archive). For this post, I decided to go farther afield to find other images that relate to or capture the themes and moments from three of his poems: “The Lamb,” “The Tiger,” and “And Did Those Feet.”

“The Lamb”

Lamb Cuddles - a child with a lamb

Lamb Cuddles by Rebecca Sims, via Flickr

Jesus with a lamb in his arms from Church of St. Brendan the Navigator, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland

Andreas F. Borchert, via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Tyger”

Tia Tiger, via The Conservator's Center of North Carolina

Tia Tiger, via The Conservator’s Center of North Carolina

Vulcan by Rubens, the Prado Museum, via Wikimedia Commons

Vulcan by Rubens, the Prado Museum, via Wikimedia Commons

Heating iron in a blacksmith's forge -- Provo Pioneer Village, by arbyreed, via Flickr

Heating iron in a blacksmith’s forge — Provo Pioneer Village, by arbyreed, via Flickr

Perseid Meteor, by Nick Ares, via Wikimedia Commons

Perseid Meteor, by Nick Ares, via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“And Did Those Feet”

Coalbrookdale by Night by Philipp Loutherbourg, via Wikipedia

Coalbrookdale by Night by Philipp Loutherbourg, via Wikipedia

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld's (1794-1872) depiction of Elijah being taken to heaven in a chariot of fire as Elisha looks on.

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld’s (1794-1872) depiction of Elijah being taken to heaven in a chariot of fire as Elisha looks on, via Emory University

Pilgrims in Sight of the Celestial City by Henry Dawson, via the BBC

Pilgrims in Sight of the Celestial City
by Henry Dawson, via the BBC

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