William Blake column

Discussion in 'Poetry Corner' started by BoomShackerLacker, Aug 18, 2012.

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  1. Poison Tree

    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 water'd it in fears,
    Night & morning with my tears;
    And I sunned it with my smiles
    And with soft deceitful wiles.

    And it grew both day and night,
    Till it bore an apple bright;
    And my foe beheld it shine,
    And he knew that it was mine,

    And into my garden stole
    When the night had veil'd the pole:
    In the morning glad I see
    My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree
  2. Bowmore_Assassin

    Bowmore_Assassin LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    The more I read this, the more it grows on me. A beautifully written verse on taking out your nemesis.

    I really like the juxtaposition between the anger against his friend with its short lived feeling versus the growing anger against his foe culminating in death.

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