The Good and Evil Angels-William Blake. "Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love...

The Divorce of Heaven and Hell

The Good and Evil Angels-William Blake.
"Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call Good & Evil. Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing from Energy." (William Blake; The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 1789-1770)
I have always been amzingly attracted by dark themes of forgotten lore in the English or American literature. I can mention my favorite poet and author: E. A. Poe or others like N.Hawthorne or H. Melville and above all J. Milton and W.blake...These are the ones I have read 'till now...and they left many masterpieces...
As the above quote shows our life is based on contradictions or contraries which are part of our existence as human beings... And the point is to know which part dominates you( Body vs Soul;Love vs Hate...etc)... It's from these contraries that comes what religions called GOOD vs EVIL (Bad)...Good being associated with Heaven whereas Evil is abound to Hell...
I have been reading Balke's Marriage of Heaven and Hell and I found the verses and prose meaningful and rich to inspire me for another contrary which I shall entitle : The Divorce of Heaven and Hell in a short poem that I may later develop...
When I usually dare to dream of peace
(I am dying to feel this all the time !)
I doubiously thought to meditate on this:
I could conceive the marriage of good and bad
as I have read about it right before so glad.
Neither the demons nor the angels are sad
but in corraboration with the human dense in "blod" ( still looking for the right word )
(1/08/07 @1h05 a.m.)
( to be continued )

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