Portrait of Blake by Thomas Phillips‘William Blake’ by David Paul Behrens The Society February 11, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 3 Comments In another lifetime I was William Blake When I saw his work That was my take He wrote about love And the human heart I thought I was him Right from the start He wrote about London Tiger burning bright His influence looms In whatever I write He wrote about life The human abstract I hope I was him I hope it is fact I flatter myself To think I was him Deep down I know The chances are slim His mystical presence Burns like a fire To be like him Is to what I aspire After fifty thousand miles and five years as a hitchhiker, living on the road and streets in towns and cities across America, David Paul Behrens followed with a career as an over the road dispatcher in the trucking industry. He is now retired and living in La Verne, California. His website is davidpaulbehrens.com. Related Post ‘A Grief Observed’ by James A. Tweedie In dactylic hexameter Turgid the sea as it billows and foams in the face of the tempest. Wind-lifted wave-crests explode into diamonds agleam in the... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 3 Responses Joe Tessitore February 11, 2018 Nice work, both your poem and your life! Looking forward to reading more! Reply David Paul Behrens February 11, 2018 Thank you for your kind comments, Joe. To see more go to davidpaulbehrens.com. (At the bottom of each page, click on “older posts.”) Reply Wendy Bourke March 21, 2018 Wonderful piece. For me, it conjures forth that poetic awakening – that stirring, when we come across a poet whose words resonate within us … THAT connection; THAT ‘mystical presence’. Loved this! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.