William Blake
A Poison Tree by William Blake

A Poison Tree by William Blake

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with ...

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Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake

Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake

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. A Robin Red breast in a Cage Puts all ...

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Love’s Secret by William Blake

Love’s Secret by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love, Love that never told can be;For the gentle wind does moveSilently, invisibly.I told my love, I told my love,I told her all my heart;Trembling, cold, ...

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A Divine Image by William Blake

A Divine Image by William Blake

Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face; Terror the human form divine, And Secresy the human dress. The human dress is forged iron, The human form a fiery ...

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London by William Blake

London by William Blake

I wandered through each chartered street, Near where the chartered Thames does flow, A mark in every face I meet, Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every man, ...

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A Cradle Song by William Blake

A Cradle Song by William Blake

Sweet dreams form a shade,O'er my lovely infants head.Sweet dreams of pleasant streams,By happy silent moony beamsSweet sleep with soft down.Weave thy brows an infant crown.Sweet ...

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The Tyger by William Blake

The Tyger by William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? ...

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A Little Boy Lost by William Blake

A Little Boy Lost by William Blake

Nought loves another as itself, Nor venerates another so, Nor is it possible to thought A greater than itself to know. 'And, father, how can I love you Or any of my ...

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Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake

Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake

To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an hour. A Robin Red breast in a CagePuts all Heaven in a ...

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The Angel by William Blake

The Angel by William Blake

I dreamt a dream! What can it mean? And that I was a maiden Queen Guarded by an Angel mild: Witless woe was ne'er beguiled! And I wept both night and day, And he wiped my tears ...

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The Garden Of Love by William Blake

The Garden Of Love by William Blake

I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen; A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel were shut And ...

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My Pretty Rose Tree by William Blake

My Pretty Rose Tree by William Blake

A flower was offered to me, Such a flower as May never bore; But I said 'I've a pretty rose tree,' And I passed the sweet flower o'er. Then I went to my pretty rose tree, ...

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Night by William Blake

Night by William Blake

The sun descending in the west,The evening star does shine;The birds are silent in their nest,And I must seek for mine. The moon, like a flower, In heaven's high bower, ...

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Laughing Song by William Blake

Laughing Song by William Blake

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of ...

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Eternity by William Blake

Eternity by William Blake

He who binds to himself a joyDoes the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in eternity's sun rise.

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Three Things To Remember by William Blake

Three Things To Remember by William Blake

A Robin Redbreast in a cage,Puts all Heaven in a rage. A skylark wounded on the wingDoth make a cherub cease to sing. He who shall hurt the little wrenShall never be beloved by ...

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A Dream by William Blake

A Dream by William Blake

Once a dream did weave a shade O'er my angel-guarded bed, That an emmet lost its way Where on grass methought I lay. Troubled, wildered, and forlorn, Dark, benighted, ...

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A Little Girl Lost by William Blake

A Little Girl Lost by William Blake

Children of the future age, Reading this indignant page, Know that in a former time Love, sweet love, was thought a crime. In the age of gold, Free from winter's cold, Youth and ...

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Ah Sunflower by William Blake

Ah Sunflower by William Blake

Ah Sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun; Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller's journey is done; Where the Youth pined away with ...

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The Sick Rose by William Blake

The Sick Rose by William Blake

O Rose, thou art sick! The invisible worm That flies in the night, In the howling storm, Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love ...

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The Lamb by William Blake

The Lamb by William Blake

Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee?Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,By the stream and o'er the mead;Gave thee clothing of delight,Softest clothing, ...

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A War Song To Englishmen by William Blake

A War Song To Englishmen by William Blake

Prepare, prepare the iron helm of war,Bring forth the lots, cast in the spacious orb;Th' Angel of Fate turns them with mighty hands,And casts them out upon the darken'd ...

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Nurse’s Song (Innocence) by William Blake

Nurse’s Song (Innocence) by William Blake

When voices of children are heard on the greenAnd laughing is heard on the hill,My heart is at rest within my breastAnd everything else is stillThen come home my children the sun ...

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Cradle Song by William Blake

Cradle Song by William Blake

Sleep, sleep, beauty bright,Dreaming in the joys of night;Sleep, sleep; in thy sleepLittle sorrows sit and weep.Sweet babe, in thy faceSoft desires I can trace,Secret joys and ...

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The Little Black Boy by William Blake

The Little Black Boy by William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but oh my soul is white! White as an angel is the English child, But I am black, as if bereaved of light. My mother ...

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A Song by William Blake

A Song by William Blake

Sweet dreams, form a shade O'er my lovely infant's head! Sweet dreams of pleasant streams By happy, silent, moony beams! Sweet Sleep, with soft down Weave thy brows an infant ...

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The Wild Flower’s Song by William Blake

The Wild Flower’s Song by William Blake

As I wandered the forest,The green leaves among,I heard a Wild FlowerSinging a song.'I slept in the earthIn the silent night,I murmured my fearsAnd I felt delight.'In the morning ...

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Love And Harmony by William Blake

Love And Harmony by William Blake

Love and harmony combine,And round our souls entwineWhile thy branches mix with mine,And our roots together join.Joys upon our branches sit,Chirping loud and singing sweet;Like ...

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Divine Image by William Blake

Divine Image by William Blake

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love, All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love, Is God our Father ...

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Jerusalem by William Blake

Jerusalem by William Blake

And did those feet in ancient timeWalk upon England's mountains green?And was the holy Lamb of GodOn England's pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance DivineShine forth ...

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The Blossom by William Blake

The Blossom by William Blake

Merry, merry sparrow! Under leaves so green A happy blossom Sees you, swift as arrow, Seek your cradle narrow, Near my bosom. Pretty, pretty robin! Under leaves so green A happy ...

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To Winter by William Blake

To Winter by William Blake

O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors:The north is thine; there hast thou built thy darkDeep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs,Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car.'He ...

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Infant Sorrow by William Blake

Infant Sorrow by William Blake

My mother groaned, my father wept,Into the dangerous world I leapt;Helpless, naked, piping loud,Like a fiend hid in a cloud.Struggling in my father's hands,Striving against my ...

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Proverbs Of Hell (Excerpt From The Marriage Of Heaven And H by William Blake

Proverbs Of Hell (Excerpt From The Marriage Of Heaven And H by William Blake

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead. The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. ...

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You Don’T Believe by William Blake

You Don’T Believe by William Blake

You don't believe -- I won't attempt to make ye:You are asleep -- I won't attempt to wake ye.Sleep on! sleep on! while in your pleasant dreamsOf Reason you may drink of Life's ...

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The Schoolboy by William Blake

The Schoolboy by William Blake

I love to rise in a summer mornWhen the birds sing on every tree;The distant huntsman winds his horn,And the skylark sings with me.O! what sweet company!But to go to school on a ...

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Day by William Blake

Day by William Blake

The Sun arises in the East,Cloth'd in robes of blood and gold;Swords and spears and wrath increastAll around his bosom roll'dCrown'd with warlike fires and raging desires.

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Infant Joy by William Blake

Infant Joy by William Blake

'I have no name; I am but two days old.' What shall I call thee? 'I happy am, Joy is my name.' Sweet joy befall thee! Pretty joy! Sweet joy, but two days old. Sweet Joy I call ...

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Mad Song by William Blake

Mad Song by William Blake

The wild winds weep And the night is a-cold;Come hither, Sleep, And my griefs infold:But lo! the morning peeps Over the eastern steeps,And the rustling birds of dawnThe ...

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To The Evening Star by William Blake

To The Evening Star by William Blake

Thou fair-haired angel of the evening,Now, whilst the sun rests on the mountains, lightThy bright torch of love; thy radiant crownPut on, and smile upon our evening bed!Smile on ...

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The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell by William Blake

The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell by William Blake

THE ARGUMENT RINTRAH roars and shakes his fires in the burdenM air, Hungry clouds swag on the deep. Once meek, and in a perilous path The just man kept his course along The Vale ...

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Broken Love by William Blake

Broken Love by William Blake

MY Spectre around me night and day Like a wild beast guards my way; My Emanation far within Weeps incessantly for my sin. ‘A fathomless and boundless deep, There we ...

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The Voice Of The Ancient Bard by William Blake

The Voice Of The Ancient Bard by William Blake

Youth of delight, come hither,And see the opening morn,Image of truth new born.Doubt is fled, & clouds of reason,Dark disputes & artful teazing.Folly is an endless maze,Tangled ...

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On Another’s Sorrow by William Blake

On Another’s Sorrow by William Blake

Can I see another's woe, And not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, And not seek for kind relief? Can I see a falling tear, And not feel my sorrow's share? Can a father ...

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To Summer by William Blake

To Summer by William Blake

O thou who passest thro' our valleys inThy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heatThat flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,Oft pitched'st here thy goldent ...

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Never Seek To Tell Thy Love by William Blake

Never Seek To Tell Thy Love by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind does move Silently, invisibly. I told my love, I told my love, I told her all my ...

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The Fly by William Blake

The Fly by William Blake

Little Fly, Thy summer's play My thoughtless hand Has brushed away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? For I dance And drink, and sing, Till some blind ...

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To See by William Blake

To See by William Blake

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

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The Human Abstract by William Blake

The Human Abstract by William Blake

Pity would be no moreIf we did not make somebody Poor;And Mercy no more could beIf all were as happy as we.And mutual fear brings peace,Till the selfish loves increase:Then ...

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America, A Prophecy by William Blake

America, A Prophecy by William Blake

The shadowy Daughter of Urthona stood before red Orc, When fourteen suns had faintly journey'd o'er his dark abode: His food she brought in iron baskets, his drink in ...

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