The Smile

There is a Smile of Love
And there is a Smile of Deceit
And there is a Smile of Smiles
In which these two Smiles meet

And there is a Frown of Hate
And there is a Frown of disdain
And there is a Frown of Frowns
Which you strive to forget in vain

For it sticks in the Hearts deep Core
And it sticks in the deep Back bone
And no Smile that ever was smild
But only one Smile alone

That betwixt the Cradle & Grave
It only once Smild can be
But when it once is Smild
Theres an end to all Misery

by William Blake

Comments (7)

Superb identification of different types of smiles and frowns along with the meaning and intent to which they point out. Thanks for sharing it here.
Taking a mile! Thanks for sharing.
Only smile if it is genuine or be held in contempt. Fun poem.😀😁😂
I like to smile a smile not of disdain.
You smile and the world smiles too You cry the saddest moan you shall find it's only you...... Congrats for being chosen.....
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