William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

A Little Girl Lost

Poem by William Blake

Children of the future age,
Reading this indignant page,
Know that in a former time
Love, sweet love, was thought a crime.

In the age of gold,
Free from winter's cold,
Youth and maiden bright,
To the holy light,
Naked in the sunny beams delight.

Once a youthful pair,
Filled with softest care,
Met in garden bright
Where the holy light
Had just removed the curtains of the night.

Then, in rising day,
On the grass they play;
Parents were afar,
Strangers came not near,
And the maiden soon forgot her fear.

Tired with kisses sweet,
They agree to meet
When the silent sleep
Waves o'er heaven's deep,
And the weary tired wanderers weep.

To her father white
Came the maiden bright;
But his loving look,
Like the holy book
All her tender limbs with terror shook.

'Ona, pale and weak,
To thy father speak!
Oh the trembling fear!
Oh the dismal care
That shakes the blossoms of my hoary hair!'


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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/21/2019 11:35:00 AM)

    A beautifully crafted poem with steady flow of emotions and pleasant melody.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/13/2019 1:49:00 AM)

    Tired with kisses sweet,
    They agree to meet
    When the silent sleep
    Waves o'er heaven's deep,
    And the weary tired wanderers weep.

    great rated 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/24/2019 12:53:00 AM)

    beautifully written the poem, beautiful stanza-

    Tired with kisses sweet,
    They agree to meet
    When the silent sleep
    Waves o'er heaven's deep,
    And the weary tired wanderers weep.........//(Report)Reply

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  • Ishika Varshney ???? (5/19/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Nyc poems sweet and dream full superb fantastic(Report)Reply

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  • Jack Carbaugh (5/8/2018 5:50:00 AM)

    My wife left me help[(Report)Reply

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  • Gulzar Hussain ranjoor (3/30/2018 8:58:00 AM)

    Attractive views(Report)Reply

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  • Henry Emeka (4/20/2017 7:46:00 AM)

    nice one though an indirect advice to modern day girls !(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (3/11/2016 9:41:00 PM)

    .........a wonderful write...and true, in company of her father her limbs shook..
    .cause she knew she did wrong ★(Report)Reply

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  • Roseann Shawiak (1/4/2015 4:40:00 PM)

    I liked this poem, it had a nostalgic aroma to it's poetical nature. A past era not easily seen nowadays. RoseAnn(Report)Reply

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  • Asit Kumar SanyalAsit Kumar Sanyal (11/30/2014 11:29:00 PM)

    Nice words used. I enjoyed the poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Nina Aimg (8/5/2014 10:10:00 AM)

    i think the poem points out a thought(a general one perhaps) during a particular era...nice///(Report)Reply

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  • Sunny Sharma (7/4/2014 8:27:00 AM)

    very nice collection of words...(Report)Reply

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  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (4/24/2014 9:29:00 PM)

    A true art piece......(Report)Reply

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  • Daisy Hernandez (12/5/2008 5:10:00 AM)

    One of my personal favorites
    blake has always made poetry a true form of art in words(Report)Reply

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  • Greenwolfe 1962 (1/6/2008 2:58:00 PM)

    Blake , like all truly great poets, makes his statement in the opening
    verse . That's where the understanding of a poem should be. If it's not
    there , it's not a great poem. Blake is one of the true greats though
    not all of his poems are . He is great because he knows what poetry
    is as an Art . Unfortunately , that cannot be said of most .(Report)Reply

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  • Riquetta Elliott (11/5/2007 10:43:00 AM)

    I was not sure of the understanding of this poem, but it was profound.(Report)Reply

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  • Lilah Weiss (5/11/2006 2:59:00 AM)

    Heh, not the best poem, but well written nonetheless. Or maybe I'm fatigued. Suspiration.(Report)Reply

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  • Missy Trinity Ferrari. (1/28/2006 2:59:00 PM)

    uuuuuummmm wow this was an ok but really deep poem?(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 9, 2001



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