"Jerusalem" is a stucco cottage
Filled at all hours with angels,
Devils, and assorted orphans
Who dance and drink
And hand-tint engravings.
Blake himself is up in the attic
Night and day?
Even in eternity, he's still scribbling.
Gregory Orr is the author of ten collections of poetry. The recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships, he has been a Rockefeller Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Violence. He has taught at the University of Virginia since 1975, where he is professor of English.