William Blake’s “To Nobodaddy” (A Poem from His Notebook)












Why art thou silent & invisible

Father of Jealousy

Why dost thou hide thyself in clouds

From every searching Eye


Why darkness & obscurity

In all thy words & laws

That none dare eat the fruit but from

The wily serpents jaws

Or is it because Secrecy

gains females loud applause

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to William Blake’s “To Nobodaddy” (A Poem from His Notebook)

  1. fernand pena says:

    I am currently working on my second album with William Blake “Ode to William Blake” Volume 2.
    I use this time much the NoteBook.
    You can see the work in progress on the site lezarts.info;
    I am looking for any information on Blake and Nobodaddy, Klopstock, La Fayette ….
    thank you

  2. Anonymous says:

    theres five more stanzas to this poem!!!

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