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

  • khaled Elbalishy khaled Elbalishy (5/15/2015 2:56:00 PM)

    The best thing is to be under the wings of nature especially with of of the pioneer of William Black (Report) Reply

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  • Crystal Pierce Crystal Pierce (3/24/2015 8:37:00 PM)

    This poem is sensational. The poet William Blake put his envy into words and expressed his feelings for his foe and friend. Great poem by a great poet! (Report) Reply

  • Holly Gustafson Holly Gustafson (3/21/2015 6:33:00 PM)

    This poem is so, so good. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (2/21/2015 7:05:00 AM)

    Awesome piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • shouq albelouki (1/25/2015 4:13:00 AM)

    amazing (Report) Reply

  • MAHIMA JAIN (1/22/2015 2:41:00 PM)

    Just if i had read it before (Report) Reply

  • Elisha Wall Elisha Wall (1/20/2015 3:44:00 AM)

    Amazing! ! ! One the greatest poems of all time with profound wisdom of forgiveness and the result of not showing it. For we shall love and forgive not only our friends, but our foes as Christ commands. It is the way of true love. Thanks (Report) Reply

    Briony Nicholls Briony Nicholls (9/17/2015 10:09:00 AM)

    This poem is not about love and forgiveness, though. Quite the opposite I'm afraid. You didn't note that he was glad to find his foe outstretched underneath a tree dead as a door knob?

  • Elisha Wall Elisha Wall (1/20/2015 3:42:00 AM)

    Amazing! ! ! One the greatest poems of all time with profound wisdom of forgiveness and the result of not showing it. For we shall love and forgive not only our friends, but our foes as Christ commands. It is the way of true love. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Ronjoy Brahma Ronjoy Brahma (1/14/2015 11:07:00 AM)

    Great poem, i like it (Report) Reply

  • Raphael Reichert (11/16/2014 10:42:00 PM)

    Great poem, but the recorded reading put the M's in monotonous and monochromatic. Kindly have a poet or actor do such recordings, i.e., inject some soul. (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/10/2014 6:12:00 AM)

    Very simple poem bearing universal truth, how human anger and hate can be nurtured day and night and how it grows to be a poisoned tree. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (10/14/2014 8:04:00 PM)

    The poet is lucky that his wreath didn't destroy him, instead killed only his foe! Enjoyed the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Nash Kevin Nash (10/14/2014 11:56:00 AM)

    lovely work man, inspiring poetic minds... So much could be learnd with this kind of writing! (Report) Reply

  • Kay Staley (10/14/2014 9:47:00 AM)

    Very simple and kinda like a nursery rhyme with more meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Gexg Lalnuna Gexg Lalnuna (10/14/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (10/14/2014 6:50:00 AM)

    A great metaphor in the friend that he thought
    he had. In the end his wishes came true was
    the friend he once knew. Compelling. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (10/14/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    This is one of the most beautiful and meaningful poems, I have read! Simple in form, but so profound in content! If anger is watered and nurtured, it will shoot into a poison tree bearing lethal fruits! Who all eat them meet with their doom! Anger destroys both the owner and the reciever! (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/14/2014 4:24:00 AM)

    A great poem from the great poetic mind. The first para tells us the fact while he was wrath with the friend and when it is discussed it ended there. when such a wrath to the foe not ended and until his friend's death. A great image about the wrath and vengeance here poet describes and in fact the world is seeing those things and we experiences in real life. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/14/2014 3:44:00 AM)

    Communication with smile fill the gap..if silently bears the things...it is wastage...decay of energy..washing with tears the holiness within nice (Report) Reply

  • Chris Howie (10/14/2014 2:53:00 AM)

    This is a fantastic poem! While it has a rather simple rhyme scheme, it is effective in delivering its message. It's short but sweet, let's say. And it is worthy of multiple interpretations. While I'm inclined to think it's a symbolic apple, and perhaps even a symbolic tree, it's certainly fair to think it's all literal. Really, it is just an impressive poem on that nature of anger and holding a grudge, and it is personified beautifully in this poem. (Report) Reply










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