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

  • (2/21/2016 11:00:00 PM)

    Well, I let my wrath to be grown up within me but end of the day I have come out of the agony by giving birth to a fruit that is different from the primal hatred. But it killed the foe who had been the cause for all misery.
    This is about attainment of so callled blissful state in mind and the apple represents it. The appel diminishes the root cause of the warth, foe. Once the foe is gone no reason for the wrath to exist.
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  • Alisha Castle (12/24/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    Nice lesson mentioned in this poetry...So true (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/23/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    Tears with the ways of mankind! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/23/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    Tears with the ways of manind! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (11/24/2015 1:10:00 AM)

    Nursing a wrath hurts self most than others! It is a masterpiece of William Blake (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (11/24/2015 1:01:00 AM)

    Nursing a wrath harms self as much as it hurts the enemy.It is a masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (11/24/2015 1:00:00 AM)

    Nursing wrath hurts self as much as it does the enemy.It is a masterpiece! (Report) Reply

  • Josey Alfred (11/23/2015 9:07:00 PM)

    Wonderful imagination truly linked with real life. Great poem. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2015 8:50:00 AM)

    great sayings in the poem and enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2015 8:49:00 AM)

    Great sayings and poem. (Report) Reply

  • Titto Mutunguti (10/29/2015 12:57:00 AM)

    lovely piece Blake...watered it in tears (Report) Reply

  • Jack Phillips (10/21/2015 9:28:00 AM)

    amazing a true feature it is amazing (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou (10/9/2015 11:55:00 AM)

    Food for thought! Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2015 1:47:00 AM)

    Anger makes the things worse and this a very interesting poem. (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2015 2:34:00 AM)

    Is it possible to have such an imagination, and yet relate with it. (Report) Reply

  • (10/2/2015 8:01:00 PM)

    anger, expressed honestly and openly may lead to its quick dissipation. (disappearance) But anger sublimated, hidden carefully or unconsciously from oneself or others may become a poison to the bearer of the anger as well as the object of one's anger. (taking a sadistic delight in the demise of the other poisons one's self or character) (Report) Reply

    Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (1/28/2016 2:00:00 AM)

    Very well said. Thank you.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/20/2015 6:18:00 AM)

    Pungent poetry, There is a strong message in this poem.....You will be ashamed one day that why you held it for so long when it was easy to let it go.......You nurtured it with care and cry and finally you burned all energy for nothing.......I read it when in school and it reminded me my childhood days. (Report) Reply

  • Briony Nicholls (9/18/2015 7:28:00 AM)

    One of the most memorable and powerful poems of all times, who can ever forgot this one? When the night had veiled the pole is a line I had difficulty in fully understanding in the past but I've just realised it may be a reference to the night disguising the guiding light of the North Star (a personification of the night) . Each line in this poem is so densely concentrated with meaning and with such moral impact. Lucky is the one who is informed of the poet's wrath and anger! He won't be found outstretched under the tree in the morning! (Report) Reply

  • (9/9/2015 9:12:00 AM)

    This man is no fine artist.His writings are bland like allother poems I have sampled.What is wrong with humanity that I be the onlypoet capable that lives at anytime? -Albert George Vinny (Report) Reply

  • .., Rahman .., Henry (9/6/2015 2:23:00 AM)

    Powerful, one of the signature poems of Blake. I've Bengalized this poem for my native readers. (Report) Reply

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