Nature in darkness groans and men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night: restless they turn on beds of sorrow, in their inmost brain feeling the crushing wheels they rise they write the bitter words of stern philosophy and knead the bread of knowledge with tears and groans.
William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
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