The Mystic’s Lament


‘The vision of Christ that thou dost see is my vision’s greatest enemy

Thine loves the same world that mine hates; thy Heaven doors are my hell gates

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read’st black while I read’st white’


Blake’s ‘The Everlasting Gospel’ from which the above lines are an excerpt is a Mystic’s Broadside against Credo and Law [i.e. not just Judaic] and is to be read in that spirit. [That I frequently quote Mystic Literature does not make me a fan of the genre. See: ‘The Mystical and the Miraculous‘]