In what distant deeps or skies.
And what shoulder, & what art,
What the hammer? what the chain,
When the stars threw down their spears
Tyger Tyger burning bright,
English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake was largely disregarded during his lifetime. However, he is nowadays recognized as the earliest and most original of all Romantic poets.
Blake was unfairly considered mad by his contemporaries for his eccentric views on society. He was politically influenced by the French and American Revolutions and was hostile to almost all forms of "organized" religion.