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

  • Sakalabaktula Sairaj (11/16/2017 5:53:00 AM)


    superb and fantastic and nice one (Report) Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/26/2017 12:21:00 PM)


    And I watered it in fears,
    Night and morning with my tears;
    A beautiful write.
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  • Valentin Savin (10/16/2017 9:17:00 AM)


    I love this poem of W.Blake and have it translated into Russian at my page:
    http: //www.stihi.ru/2013/12/15/8277
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  • Akram Jan (9/17/2017 8:48:00 AM)


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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/10/2017 1:05:00 PM)


    And into my garden stole
    When the night had veiled the pole;
    In the morning glad I see
    My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
    Beautiful poem dear poet. Thanks.
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  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/10/2017 10:10:00 AM)


    And it grew both day and night,
    Till it bore an apple bright.
    And my foe beheld it shine.
    And he knew that it was mine,
    Nicely penned.10
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  • (8/21/2017 3:02:00 AM)


    i love this poem its a master piece (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2017 5:17:00 AM)


    Blake was in tune with the divine. And through God, he learned to love his enemy. My poem, Killing Mine Enemy With Kindness is an attempt to do the same. (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2017 2:33:00 PM)


    This poem is unexplainabley fantastic. That's not even a word, but that's how I feel. I loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Saravanan Sivasubramanian (6/5/2017 3:00:00 AM)


    I was studied this poem in my school days.i have the same experience but with friends only not with foes. (Report) Reply

  • Angela Cox (5/29/2017 7:59:00 PM)


    my God this is poem! (Report) Reply

  • M Sagnik Das (5/21/2017 12:07:00 PM)


    peaceful poemmmm............ (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mawadri (4/14/2017 12:54:00 PM)


    beautiful poem......... (Report) Reply

  • Kumar Dheeraj (4/8/2017 11:10:00 PM)


    Yess I have lived this philosophy in my real life.I was really angry with one of my friend.As I didn't tell my frustration to anyone, I found it's increasing everyday at every second in my life.My confusion frustrated me and my frustration depressed me. As I went ahead with all those depressions and loneliness l experienced the first phase of my madness.Yess I was mad in relation to all those persons whom I have left in my backstory because they all were growing with time but I was not.And Yess I had that poisonous tree within me.Atlast I discussed these stuff to one of psychiatrist friend of mine and he told me that you are left with that issue and there is a poisonous tree within me.And after all the realisations I came back to me out of that poisonous tree. (Report) Reply

    Kumar Dheeraj Kumar Dheeraj (8/26/2017 2:10:00 PM)

    Within you.

  • (4/8/2017 10:54:00 AM)


    Just like the forbidden fruit of knowledge, one should not permit the tree of poison to grow inside the mind. Wipe out the entire negative feelings and refresh frequently to attain peaceful life. (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/26/2017 11:37:00 AM)


    A well articulated poem blended in a quatrain of four stanzas.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.
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  • Tom Allport (12/31/2016 12:27:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a man with a plan? put into verse (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/23/2016 5:41:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem in simple words....last line, superb....my salutations sir (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/21/2016 12:20:00 AM)


    Wrath or peace may be increased as per the behavior of a person. Poet here so nicely presented about it. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (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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