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|Among its “Proverbs of Hell” are “The cistern contains: the fountain overflows” |
and “Expect poison from standing water.” And thus does Blake describe the
intellectual equivalent of standing water: “The man who never alters his opinion
is like ...
|HERE is nothing wiser in the writings of Blake— and I am tempted to say there is |
nothing wiser anywhere—than the terse sentence set down by the great
Englishman among his proverbs: “Expect poison from standing water." What
does it ...
|Taken from the depths of a soul on fire and somehow squelched with the acts of |
fear and terror, like a troubled ocean, yet like standing water. I have learned to
expect poison from standing water. How can Iexist without my voice? How can
|Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “Expect poison from standing water.” |
Sammael, angel of poison, Sam-e1, “poison angel,” seduced Eve and begat Cain
. Poisoners, children of Cain, the healer path. Artemisia absinthium, wormwood ...
|to being water on earth as it is in heaven. ... Just so, the blue skin drum of a |
mother's womb, embracing the heartbeat itself, stretches through a heated water
drum: "and is the ... "Expect poison from standing water," 268 | CHAPTER
|And you should always expect poison from standing water. About the only thing |
that comes to those who wait is old age. You can't build your reputation on what
you're going to do tomorrow. Do today what you want to postpone until tomorrow.
|or "Expect poison from standing water"? Then again, "/ have slipped too far from |
the mask of my true face, and so I have left the eye-holes bare"? or "/ dreamed
that we entered Rome as triumphant conquerors. And I thought of the entry into
|Flow is here associated with health, just as the inverse, standing water, is |
dangerous in the Proverb of Hell 'Expect poison from the standing water' (E37), or
in the words of the harper in the 'Memorable Fancy' whose 'theme was, The man
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