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Death to the old

Thursday, 10 Feb 2022

Creative Blake on Dr John Dunn. Enitharmon, Orc and Los

Death to the old

What might William Blake mean by Enitharmon’s words from the Four Zoas?

In the terms of my Mythology, is it Woman as Seraph?
Is it the end of the relationship?
Is it unrequited love?
Is it death to the innocent and rebirth as a Child of Love?
Is it all of these?

The joy of Woman is the death of her most best-belovèd,
Who dies for love of her
In torments of fierce jealousy and pangs of adoration:
(Four Zoas)

© John Dunn.

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