A Divine Image

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A Divine Image
by William Blake
This poem was written and engraved in c. 1791-94 and possibly intended for Songs of Experience; however, it was not included in the cycle.
A Divine Image

Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secrecy the human dress.

The human dress is forged iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.