William Blake Inspires The Dancing Heart

At a Kairos Dancing Heart Program curriculum planning meeting William Blake showed up twice to help inform the discussion.

Nancy began with

“To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”

Clearly an operating principle for the Kairos Dancing Heart Program.

Peter elaborated with a little more Blake.

“He who binds to himself a joy
Doth the winged life destroy.
He who kisses the joy as it flies,
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.”

OK. . .it’s a plan. . .make it so~~~! ~Peter


The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

3 Responses to William Blake Inspires The Dancing Heart

  1. joan says:

    I love Blake too!

    “Love seeketh not Itself to please,
    Nor for itself hath any care,
    But for another gives its ease,
    And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.”

    So sung a little Clod of Clay
    Trodden with the cattle’s feet,
    But a Pebble of the brook
    Warbled out these metres meet:

    Love seeketh only Self to please,
    To bind another to Its delight,
    Joys in another’s loss of ease,
    And builds a Hell in Heaven’s despite.”

  2. joan says:

    It would be fun to get together and declaim, or else use it as part of a dance?

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