Things Gone and Things Still Here (jette) wrote,
Things Gone and Things Still Here
jette

New Feature! Random William Blake Daily.

A 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 waterd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with 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 veild the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretchd beneath the tree.

No, I am not mad at anyone! I just always liked this one.
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