Original air date Jan 31, 2015 | Time 59:00 | MP3

William Blake's Poetry

Songs of Innocence

An interpretative program of the poems of William Blake published in 1789. U2 "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (Busker Version)" from "Songs of Innocence" Sept 2014. Blake's Introduction followed by Donovan "The Mandolin Man and His Secret" from 1967's "a gift from a flower to a garden". Blake's A Cradle Song then Paul Simon "Born At the Right Time" from "Rhythm of the Saints". Blake's poem The Divine Image followed by Cloud Cover "I Am Here" composed by Ron English / Kathy Geary from "Revelation Book II" on Which Records released in 2000. Blake's poem On Another's Sorrow then Joni Mitchell "The Sire of Sorrow (Job's Sad Song)" from "Turbulent Indigo" in 1994.

Songs of Experience

Blake's poems Introduction, The Garden of Love followed by Sting's "Hounds of Winter" from "If On a Winter's Night" and Joan Baez "London" composed by William Blake / Peter Schickele from "Baptism". Blake's poem A Divine Image then Leonard Cohen "By the Rivers Dark". Blake's A Cradle Song followed by Sting "Lullaby for an Anxious Child" from "If On a Winter's Night" in 2009. Finally Blake's poem Voice of the Ancient Bard then Joni Mitchell's "If" from "Shine" on Hear Music in 2007.



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