My mother bore me in the southern wild, / And I am black, but O! my soul is white; / White as an angel is the English child: / But I am black as if bereav’d of light.
Couldn’t find a more fitting poem to share in commemoration to the closing of Black history month according to the US calendar. William Blake’s Poem, “The Little Black Boy” captures the essence of both body and soul duality that exists among humanity.
Not only, does Blake highlight in descriptive detail differed skin color contrasts, Blake, artistically describes the the visible appearance of the body and that of the ultimate collective unity of souls with divine love. In conclusion Blake unveils the unseen unifying aspects of the soul with the divine that transcends color.
In reflection, with all the racial tension often in depute today in the world, William Blake’s poem.”The Little Black Boy” highlights the beauty of how all lives matter in the unseen end. More importantly that our souls, the souls of humanity can shine past the boundaries of race and color to a realization of its meaningful existence in Love.
Peace and Blessings.