CREATIVE – Imagine that you are Thomas Butts and that you have received the letter written to you by William Blake from Felpham on October 2, 1800. Thank him for the poem that was sent to you and tell Blake what you think about his poem.
To my dear friend William,
I have received your letter (October 2, 1800) and I must admit, I am amazed. You have a way with words which brings to you an entire experience and vision within a single letter. While I was reading alone in my room, turned towards the blank wall, I could see those first visions of light being emitted over the yellow sand and the seas and land. I could see the mountains and the jewels of light and with this, I imagined the crisp air of early morn and could hear the imagined sounds of birds in the distance. I felt as though the earth was surrounding me, engulfing me. It is a stunning experience to be able to delve into the passionate visions one has and to be taken on a visionary journey all from within your own room, holding a single letter.
Thank you for putting into words the vision you saw and the beautiful world of which we are surrounded by. I always find it such a pleasure to be blessed with your incredible imaginative visions and I hope you will continue to write and share them with me.