William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

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Love's Secret


Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
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  • Kevin Straw (8/5/2009 5:43:00 AM)

    For me Blake stands alongside Shakespeare as the two greatest poets in the English language. His poetry is like spell that summons up from a few words a whole world. (Report) Reply

  • Cecilia Crowson (8/5/2009 5:34:00 AM)

    I think the word is succinct, his ability to express such a complex aspect of the human condition so simply and hit the spot is incredible.wish I could (Report) Reply

  • Michael Harmon (8/5/2009 12:23:00 AM)

    Reminds me of a poem written much later by Yeats-'Never Give All The Heart', which is also here on PH. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Morris (10/21/2007 5:47:00 PM)

    This poem is one of the all-time greats. In fact, I wrote a poem about it:
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/blake-s-mistake/ (Report) Reply

  • Peter Stavropoulos (8/5/2007 6:42:00 AM)

    Never tell her of your love let her find out for herself. Blake says it well. Sounds like words that come from experience. He's right. (Report) Reply

  • David Mitchell (11/5/2005 2:41:00 PM)

    I love this poem and I know it by heart. 'Does' in the third line should read 'doth'; 'as' in the ninth line should read 'after'. (Report) Reply

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