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Never Seek To Tell Thy Love
(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

Never Seek To Tell Thy Love

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 doth depart.

Soon as she was gone from me
A traveller came by
Silently, invisibly--
O, was no deny.

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Comments (6)

@Kaycee Pallas. You really shoudn't use words like drivel when discussing a poem, or anything else, for that matter. If Blake had wanted his poem to be viewed as you suggest he could have used the masculine pronoun himself.
the poem is about a spiritual experience. a traveler came by, silently, invisibly, was god, but to speak of it, to place it in words will diminish it.
Amazingly conceptualized beautiful poem with rhyme and rhythm. Thanks for sharing it here.
..............wonderful poem...this poem is posted twice, though reading a second time is still just as nice ★
I believe the last line must be 'He took her with a sigh.'
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