The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

Metadata

  • Author: [[William Blake]]
  • Full Title: The Complete Poems
  • Category: #books

Highlights

  • THE GARDEN OF LOVE
    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 ‘Thou shalt not’ writ over the door;
    So I turn’d to the Garden of Love,
    That so many sweet flowers bore.
    And I saw it was filled with graves,
    And tomb-stones where flowers should be:
    And Priests in black gowns, were walking their rounds,
    And binding with briars, my joys & desires.

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