Thursday, August 16, 2007

Short film: The Tyger



By Guilherme Marcondes of Brazil


THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience)
By William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

1794

3 comments:

Walter said...

fucking beautiful

Matthew said...

Yeah, I can't stop watching it. I saw it for the first time months ago and it has stuck with me.

I can't quite put my finger on what the draw is.

Matthew said...

And it doesn't hurt that the poem is one of the few that I have memorized.