The original 19th Century Manchester magazine City Jackdaw used to have a regular feature named ‘Claws of the Week’. I thought it would be fitting to include in my Blog a ‘Claws for the Weekend’, giving a nod to the inspiration for, and local roots of, the title of my Blog.
When I was a teenager I used to read some William Blake, like his Songs of Innocence and Experience, although I have never read his longer prophetic books.
These lines were always my favourite, taken from the poem Auguries of Innocence:
‘To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower;
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.’
Hope you all manage to attain such vision this weekend, without the use of chemicals.