William Blake, "Behemoth and Leviathan," 1825
Part 1 of 9
Translated by Simona Draghici, revised by Greg Johnson
As told to my daughter Anima
Man is a terrestrial, an earthling. He lives, moves and walks on the firmly-grounded Earth. It is his standpoint and his base. He derives his points of view from it, which is also to say that his impressions are determined by it and his world outlook is conditioned by it.