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Because Stripy Cat is ♥️ 😊


Also because this famous poem is immediately striking and also rewards deeper, more-contemplative reading.


Blake engraved this poem more than once, and different copies contain varying punctuation.

I have retained some elements of Blake’s 18th-century punctuation, but have updated the spelling of the name of the eponymous stripy cat (from “Tyger” to ‘Tiger’), and have replaced Blake’s “sieze” with the currently-accepted spelling ‘seize’.


Paper: an A4 sheet of wide-lined (8mm line separation) 70gsm paper from a ‘WH Smith’ brand refill pad.

Pen: Pilot Metropolitan with ‘CM’ nib.

Ink: Pilot ‘Blue/Black’ from a cartridge.

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Poems copied out by Mercian

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Photo Information

  • Taken with Apple iPad Pro
  • Focal Length 3.3 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/100
  • f Aperture f/2.4
  • ISO Speed 40

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