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:

    hello,
    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;
    http://www.lezarts.info/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=268
    I am looking for any information on Blake and Nobodaddy, Klopstock, La Fayette ….
    thank you
    fernand

  2. Anonymous says:

    theres five more stanzas to this poem!!!

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