The Shape of Things to Come


Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

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In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?


And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

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What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?


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FS Teaser      When the stars threw down their spears,
And water’d heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?


Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake


TsockFlock Club 2009.

You know you want to.

26 Responses to “The Shape of Things to Come”

  1. Glenna Says:


  2. Marina Stern Says:

    Oh, my.

    The first time I read that poem was in the original manuscript. If you get to LA, you’ve got to go to the Huntington Library.

    Yes, I want to.

  3. PY Says:

    I’m speechless. Well-posted, Tsocky. Well-posted, indeed.

  4. Melissa in Oklahoma Says:

    Tspeechless too. You weave a tspell, you do.

  5. helen (of troy) Says:

    Blake.. Blake and beautiful animals Blake and beautiful socks.

    it’s sort of the antithesis of the egg and frypan –(this is your brain–this is your brain on drugs)

  6. Mardi Says:

    I do want to. But SOAR, etc. You know.

    Handsome cat. Cooliferous tsock!

  7. Linda Says:


  8. Gretch Says:

    Knock it off, yer killin’ me. Waggle tsock club (could almost afford it) in front of me, then smack me with Blake. C’mon. It isn’t fair…

  9. Diane Says:

    Have I told you lately that I love you???? OMG!!! I get Fearful Symmetry!!!!

    I worship the very ground on which you deign to place your dainty feet!!!

  10. Rachel Says:

    and those colors are as bright and vibrant as the Blake prints themselves (Tate Museum, London — I sat and stared with my mouth open, just about drooling for HOURS)

    oh you are a temptress my Lady

  11. Mistress Wenzer Says:


    So when does it ship?

  12. Marcy Says:


  13. chalyn Says:

    i love it. love the poem (Blake inspires me), love the colors (fire!) and you know i love the cat (big handsome thing that he is). i can’t wait!

    ’tis a pity that we are responsible people because i think the Pt and Fiona would make beautiful babies. there’s that pesky ocean to consider too.

  14. onafixedincome Says:

    Yer a tease. Just a tease.

    Would if I could, ESPECIALLY that one, but…*sigh*…..hey, HOW much angora would that translate to? :)

  15. Sally Says:

    You are just killing me. I must resist….MUST!!

    Of course, I could tell my family that this would make a very nice early birthday gift for me :)

  16. Melissa Says:

    Nifty!! I went back to working on my Tsuspense project last night (had worked through Part III). I have a question on Part V.

    I don’t have a Technique Booklet page that covers the Inc 4 and Dec 4 directions (and my 2007 booklet is in the bag with the intermittendtly-missing Turandot kit). I tried doing the Inc 4 as K, K in back, K, K in back, K, but that didn’t leave me any slack to do the M1s required on the next round. Should I do K, YO, K, YO, K instead? And how is the Dec 4 to be done? I couldn’t quite tell from the photo.


  17. Xeres Says:

    That is the Most.Beautiful.Cat.

    I *do* want to. Is that your 2009 campaign slogan? :)

  18. Byde Says:



  19. Cathy-Cate Says:

    Ptolemy looks extremely Egyptian in that portrait.

    Okay, okay, already! You’ve got me wanting to sign up again even though I already have!!

  20. BaaBaa Says:

    Those little furry sock-paws! Those colors!
    Will there be any Cat’s Eye or Cat’s Paw lace in there? (Just for the sake of poetic symmetry.)
    The red lace looked some sumpin else.

    What a stately, regal cat Ptolemy has become.
    He deserves tsocks of gold. And an earring.

  21. karin Says:

    I do want to, very badly. But it is not in the stars (or the budget) this time around.
    And if there’s angora in it, it makes me sneeze, so that’s a no-no…:(
    That cat is truly amazing.

  22. Veriton Says:

    I DO WANT TO!!! I DO!!!!!!!!!!!

    (also, the link to holidayyarns in Roxies page points to jolidayyarns :))

  23. Faith Says:

    Me want tapolemy sox.

  24. Astrid Bear Says:

    I have beheld this sock, and even held it in my own two paws, and it’s a lovely, lovely thing!

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  26. Mairead Says:

    You talked me into it…

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