1/17/13 quote of the day

“To see a  World in a grain of sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour”.

-William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

personal notes:

I came across this one, this morning in one of my new textbooks, and I have to say it really made me smile. The fact that Blake is anthologized is no big surprise to me, because now he’s someone that commonly pops up in literature classes. I smile, because this is a favorite poem of mine. Such a favorite in fact, that part of it is a permanent part of my body. I love the sense of duality (lightness and darkness) within all of his poetry. Auguries of Innocence really captures this quality in his poetry. It’s definitely a poem that is high on my recommendation list (should I start one of these? I think yes!).

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How could I not share it? This is still of the literary variety, right?

My tattoo was done by the lovely Amber Vail, at Studio 66 in Porterville, CA.

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About theopenboat

21. Currently residing in the south central valley of California. English major. Book nerd.

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