rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


As I was retrieving Mom's dinner dishes, she was watching a rerun of M*A*S*H, and the theme song was playing. I suddenly realized that the first quatrain of the song has the same rhythms as William Blake's The Tiger, so you can sing:
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

It also works for A Poison Tree:
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

It also works fairly well for Blake's London:
I wander thro' each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

I guess this means that if William Blake had been born in our time, he could have written songs for movies and television.

Pointless, but interesting.
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