Friday, 6 May 2011

Poetic Ponders (8)

Thank you to the lovely Sara for this beautiful button.

During this year studying English Literature and Creative Writing, I’ve developed a new appreciation for poetry. With this in mind, I thought that I’d start a new weekly feature on So Many Books, So Little Time in which I share with you my favourite poems. They may be ones I discover on my course or ones I’ve loved for a long time.

Hopefully some of you will join me in sharing some awesome poems.

Love’s Secret – 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 heart;
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears,
Ah! she did depart!

Soon as she was gone from me,
A traveller came by,
Silently, invisibly
He took her with a sigh.

You’re all probably getting a little fed up with Blake now, but I just love his poems so much! This is a beautiful poem that I came across when looking up his poems that weren’t in my copy of Songs of Innocence and of Experience; and I like what I found.


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