GeneralPoetry & Art Strange days,when you’re a stranger… by Taf Taf 6/17/2018 written by Taf Taf 6/17/2018 Will the doors of our perception ever be cleansed? 60sAbandonedAlienationartAvoidancebadbitterbrokencleanseDarknessdemoralizedDepressionDesperateDesperationelusionescapeHopelessHopelessnessin vainJim MorrisonLonelinessLostMusicno hopenothingNothingnessPeople are strangePerceptionPoetryrockSadSadnessshot downSinStrangeStrange Daysstrange eyesStrangerSuicidesunkThe Doorsthe endtragicuselessVoicesvoidWilliam Blake 3 comments 0 Email Related posts 12/3/2021 I cant resist this question 12/3/2021 No One to Blame 12/3/2021 Letting Go 12/3/2021 I hope you’re alright.. 12/2/2021 Opening 12/2/2021 My Depression remains terminal – I wish there... 12/1/2021 I hate being right 12/1/2021 Path of self destruction 12/1/2021 I work outdoors, and today was 12/1/2021 3 comments rivets 6/17/2018 - 2:15 pm Why do the doors of our perception need cleaned? One time, I got a flake of metal stuck on my eye. The doctor at the hospital removed it with a magnet and some saline. Maybe there’s some spiritual equivalent to that. Log in to Reply Taf Taf 6/17/2018 - 3:28 pm I wrote ”Will the doors of our perception ever be cleansed?” as a reference to a quote made by William Blake.Let me explain… The Doors (the band) were named by the title of Aldous Huxley’s essay ”The Doors of Perception”,witch itself was a reference to a William Blake’s quote that can be found in his book ”The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”. The quote is this: ” If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern. ” Log in to Reply rivets 6/18/2018 - 12:42 am Sure, sure. But what did Blake mean by that? And why did Huxely quote him? I liked the poem, myself. Reminds me of that anarcho-primitivist, John Zerzan. I don’t think Blake would approve of how out-there Zerzan gets, but they strike the same notes occasionally. Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.