William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

Love's Secret - Poem by 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 traveler came by,
Silently, invisibly
He took her with a sigh.

Comments about Love's Secret by William Blake

  • Mizzy ........ Mizzy ........ (8/31/2016 2:34:00 PM)

    Much wisdom in these words.....Brilliant! (Report) Reply

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  • Wilma De Guzman (8/23/2016 7:21:00 AM)

    I like how he expresses his love! (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/23/2016 6:33:00 AM)

    The gentle wind moves silently, invisibly,
    Superb expression. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Ludolf Dauphin Ludolf Dauphin (7/30/2016 4:13:00 PM)

    A true love poem and yet so sad... (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/20/2015 6:20:00 AM)

    There are very few lucky souls who get what they long for..............A sad ending....Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Oduro Bright Amoh (9/20/2014 1:53:00 PM)

    Sad but true. Beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (8/5/2014 12:44:00 PM)

    The language of love is only silence
    Time and again wonderfully proven true
    It is not a question of how or whence
    But Love cometh as a bolt from the blue..........

    I welcome all ye reading this to my page (Report) Reply

  • Katherine Harvey (8/5/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    So terribly true of all unrequited love. We are never so vulnerable as when we are in love and to the person who doesn't love, never so boring. She wanted the excitement of the chase, he needed commitment. It would never have worked! (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/4/2014 4:15:00 AM)

    A nice love poem and that is very important and lovely (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/28/2014 9:19:00 AM)

    ........that four letter word means commitment...a wonderful poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (8/5/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    I see his point, though I don't believe in love anymore. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (8/5/2013 8:32:00 AM)

    LOVE -? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (8/5/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    LOVE -? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/5/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    I wonder where this poem will stand in today's noisy world where people are advised to express their love like a parrot day and night! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/5/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    I wonder where this poem will stand in today's noisy world where people are advised to express their love like a parrot day and night! (Report) Reply

  • R.j. Wynn (8/5/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    Yes, took her, that's the best part. (Report) Reply

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (8/5/2013 4:05:00 AM)

    I invite you to read my collection. I am a young aspiring writer so rate and comment as you wish. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (8/5/2013 4:02:00 AM)

    I loved this as I read entirely differently to the previous comment. I am probably wrong but to me it felt he had confessed love to a person who had not shown any affection to him. It was almost as if she was mildly horrified at the thought. The tie up line I find most interesting. Took her with a sigh. A sigh of possibly relish. Or even disappointment.... Just my first reaction as ever. Ty karen (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (8/5/2012 11:54:00 AM)

    I have to add Donne to my last blog. The three greatest poets, in my opinion, are Shakespeare, Donne and Blake - with Larkin a possible fourth. What Blake is deprecating is the lover who cannot stop talking about his love instead of getting on with it - a sure sign of impotence! The woman is so frustrated that she takes a passer by on sight. (Report) Reply

  • Lyssa L'Orange (8/5/2011 12:41:00 PM)

    Oh my gosh, this is just beautiful and so meaningful. I love it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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