Love's Secret Poem by William Blake

Love's Secret

Rating: 3.4

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.

Savita Tyagi 05 August 2013

I wonder where this poem will stand in today's noisy world where people are advised to express their love like a parrot day and night!

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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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Oduro Bright Amoh 20 September 2014

Sad but true. Beautifully written

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Jack Growden 05 August 2013

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R.j. Wynn 05 August 2013

Yes, took her, that's the best part.

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Bjpafa Meragente 28 October 2020

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 04 July 2020

i really love to read this poem.

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Queeny Gona 13 January 2020

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

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Solomon Senxer 12 September 2019

I love this poem! Simple but profound!

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shinichole 15 April 2019

this poem is really sad! ! !

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