poet William Blake

William Blake

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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
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.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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  • Bjpafa MeragenteBjpafa Meragente (10/28/2020 10:25:00 AM)

    That last stanza completely transforms the prior, from illo, transforming it in a open ended...what that mystic travel did do?
    Lament her, reap her soul, or...what?
    The trick is we don't really have closure...

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  • Nafis Shadhin (7/4/2020 8:50:00 AM)

    i really love to read this poem.

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  • Queeny GonaQueeny Gona (1/13/2020 7:52:00 AM)

    Love doesn't need a language to express! How true are the lines.

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  • Solomon SenxerSolomon Senxer (9/12/2019 9:27:00 PM)

    I love this poem! Simple but profound!

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  • shinichole (4/15/2019 10:00:00 AM)

    this poem is really sad! ! !

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  • Chaminda PushpadewaChaminda Pushpadewa (3/2/2019 11:18:00 PM)

    love is communicating with out word of mouth such as sigh, cry, and other feeling a ice poem thanks

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (12/25/2018 11:45:00 AM)

    William Blake and his poems of innocence are my favourit. thqnk u for this poem. tony

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/9/2018 9:55:00 AM)

    So nice.....Love lies in our heart....10+++++++++++++++

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  • jerry sienfeld (4/20/2018 8:18:00 AM)

    so.. so... so... nevermind dont care

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  • chuck norris (4/20/2018 8:16:00 AM)

    i hate poems. this is for school

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    For Real(1/6/2019 1:54:00 PM)

    So why did you read it? Maybe you can't read... because you also hated school....

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (11/25/2017 5:36:00 AM)

    Oh wow! What poem!

    Like it.

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (2/6/2017 11:49:00 PM)

    I told her ll my heart.

    A lovely poem.

    Sylva.

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

    Much wisdom in these words.....Brilliant!

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

    I like how he expresses his love!

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

    The gentle wind moves silently, invisibly,
    Superb expression. Thanks for sharing it here.

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

    A true love poem and yet so sad...

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

    Sad but true. Beautifully written

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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar NairKrishnakumar 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

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  • 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!

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

    A nice love poem and that is very important and lovely

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