A Divine Image
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|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.|
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 was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.