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.

by William Blake

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Cruelty, jealousy, terror, human face. as always Blake was a divine poet........ He influenced me very much during my literature classes....... thank u dear poet. you are in heaven..... please think of me when you go to the throne of God......... tony
I see many misconceptions of this poem below. This is not some harsh critique of humanity, nor is it Blake denying the divines presence in humanity. It is the recognition of the wholeness of the divine. The wholeness of man. In this Blake accepts cruelty, jealousy, terror, and so on as essential products of mans divine essence.
His poems and quotes are really really fab. And heart touching for me...
The human dress is forged iron, The human form a fiery forge, The human face a furnace sealed, The human heart its hungry gorge.
William Blake poems and quotes is heart touching
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