What Sparks –  bookscover2cover


Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called What Sparks and can be read by clicking on the link. It was written as a celebration of William Blake, who gave me half of my pen-name and was ever so good. His picture “Glad Day” begins this post.

The story has its basis in the following incident, which I quote from  Wikipedia:

At the age of eight or ten in Peckham Rye, London, Blake claimed to have seen “a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.” According to Blake’s Victorian biographer Gilchrist, he returned home and reported the vision and only escaped being thrashed by his father for telling a lie through the intervention of his mother.

To finish, here’s a song from the person who provided, by circuitous routes, the other half of my name, Johnny Cash. And, as a special bonus, let’s add some Joni Mitchell too –

5 thoughts on “What Sparks –  bookscover2cover

    • Admittedly, I did have some help since I was able to adapt some of the powerful, dramatic imagery from The Tyger (and if you go wrong with that then you probably shouldn’t be allowed within a dozen yards of a keyboard and an internet connection), but… thanks!

      This was fun to do 🙂

      • Well, it’s good to be reminded of the William Blake vision of angels — and, if I may say so, the biblical vision of angels. They kicked butt; wrestled in the mud. And they were powerful – with full-blown SMITE powers afforded to them. Not the stuff of Hallmark cards and New Age music. Not at all.

        So this vision is remarkable. Powerful.

        And if you had FUN too, then hey, how can you go wrong?

      • Absolutely. As I replied to someone at the bookscover2cover site, there were records of angels attacking and pillaging in biblical times. St Paul never trusted angels, I remember. Although I did give my angels talons just because… 😉

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