William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

A Poison Tree - Poem by William Blake

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
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Topic(s) of this poem: tree

Comments about A Poison Tree by William Blake

  • (10/12/2016 7:19:00 AM)

    I feel the poet ideology: we decide who to forgive, I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. and who not to forgive, I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow., is in fact very true (Report) Reply

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  • (9/18/2016 10:02:00 AM)

    Great work!!! (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (9/6/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    The poet learned to overcome his anger and ultimately won over his so called foe.Our anger can create many enemies.If we learn to control our anger we can win many friends. (Report) Reply

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (9/6/2016 8:37:00 AM)

    Blake is my favourite poet. I like his writings..' A Poison Tree' is one of his best poems...Idealism of life has been described in a poetic manner... Though the poem has been composed nearly 200 years ago but its application is still relevant... (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (9/3/2016 11:54:00 AM)

    Lovely poetry with great life lesson.... (Report) Reply

  • (8/9/2016 11:48:00 AM)

    To be without a friend is to poor indeed (Report) Reply

  • Vivek Kumar (4/25/2016 10:16:00 PM)

    ver y very very lovely n impressive poem... (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (4/25/2016 3:54:00 AM)

    Sir, only I can bow my head.A poet never dies and you must be peeping from the window of heaven. Thanks and Regards Sir. (Report) Reply

  • Manuel Llopis (4/18/2016 2:19:00 AM)

    Great sayings and a powerful poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Chris Yang (4/7/2016 9:00:00 PM)

    I would like to know the conflict between the narrator and the foe. That would be interesting. (Report) Reply

  • Owen Yang (3/29/2016 2:34:00 PM)

    A moving poem. My favorite part is that the foe turns into something more like a friend. (Report) Reply

    Owen Yang Owen Yang (4/7/2016 7:22:00 PM)

    Sorry for the last sentence, I misunderstood the poem. The narrator has done some rather evil scheming!

  • (3/29/2016 11:20:00 AM)

    A very powerful poem, (Report) Reply

  • Almedia Exum (3/21/2016 7:54:00 PM)

    Wow! (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (2/28/2016 3:23:00 PM)

    Every time I read this, I think 'wow'. I love this. Simple and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • (2/23/2016 6:09:00 PM)

    Is this considered a Romantic Poem? (Report) Reply

  • (2/21/2016 11:00:00 PM)

    Well, I let my wrath to be grown up within me but end of the day I have come out of the agony by giving birth to a fruit that is different from the primal hatred. But it killed the foe who had been the cause for all misery.
    This is about attainment of so callled blissful state in mind and the apple represents it. The appel diminishes the root cause of the warth, foe. Once the foe is gone no reason for the wrath to exist.
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  • Alisha Castle (12/24/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    Nice lesson mentioned in this poetry...So true (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/23/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    Tears with the ways of mankind! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/23/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    Tears with the ways of manind! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (11/24/2015 1:10:00 AM)

    Nursing a wrath hurts self most than others! It is a masterpiece of William Blake (Report) Reply

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