With poet's pen a quest to write
Of the eternal now be shadow or light
With paint, brush, color and motion
In glory be this hour's devotion
'Tis the Muse whose call you heed
And proclaimed is the Creator's creed.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience: The Tyger (Plate 42), 1794/ca. 1825
William Blake (British, 1757–1827)
Relief etchings printed in orange-brown ink, heightened with watercolor and shell gold, with hand-painted decorative borders.