Poems of William Blake

Author: William Blake

A Divine Image

Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secresy the human dress.

The human dress is forged iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.

NOTE: Though written and engraved by Blake, "A Divine Image" was never included in the SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE.

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Chicago: William Blake, Poems of William Blake, trans. Evans, Sebastian in Poems of William Blake Original Sources, accessed July 6, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D7645FFCZ29L6AX.

MLA: Blake, William. Poems of William Blake, translted by Evans, Sebastian, in Poems of William Blake, Original Sources. 6 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D7645FFCZ29L6AX.

Harvard: Blake, W, Poems of William Blake, trans. . cited in , Poems of William Blake. Original Sources, retrieved 6 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D7645FFCZ29L6AX.