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The Chimney Sweeper (Songs of Innocence)

The Chimney Sweeper (Songs of Innocence)


by William Blake

The Chimney Sweeper (Songs of Innocence) Resources


The William Blake Archive

This awesome website has all of Blake's gorgeous illuminated books.

Blake's Site

William Blake page at Poets.org gives you the scoop on Mr. Chimney.

Poetry Foundation

Tons of poems, and some great analysis of his work.

Robert Pinsky on "The Chimney Sweeper" Poems

Read the former poet laureate's take on these masterpieces.


With An Actor's Flair

British actor Toby Jones (Claudius Templesmith, anyone?) reads our poem with gusto.


"The Chimney Sweeper"

Listen to the poem in a proper British accent. Can't you just hear Blake?


"The Chimney Sweeper" Illuminated

The poem as it was meant to be seen. Ain't it purdy?

Songs of Innocence and Experience

Here's the title page for Songs of Innocence and Experience in all its glory.

Chimney Sweepers

Here's a group of the young hard workers.

William and Catherine Blake's Headstone

Strangely not on their graves, but nearby nevertheless.

William Blake

This one's probably the most famous portrait of our poet.


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