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Never Seek To Tell Thy Love

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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 doth depart.

Soon as she was gone from me
A traveller came by
Silently, invisibly--
O, was no deny.
David Tuer 30 October 2018
@Kaycee Pallas. You really shoudn't use words like drivel when discussing a poem, or anything else, for that matter. If Blake had wanted his poem to be viewed as you suggest he could have used the masculine pronoun himself.
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lorenzo 03 August 2018
the poem is about a spiritual experience. a traveler came by, silently, invisibly, was god, but to speak of it, to place it in words will diminish it.
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David Tuer 30 October 2018
Well yes, you can say that if you view that one line in isolation, but how does that tally with the rest of the poem?
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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 March 2016
Amazingly conceptualized beautiful poem with rhyme and rhythm. Thanks for sharing it here.
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* Sunprincess * 01 January 2016
..............wonderful poem...this poem is posted twice, though reading a second time is still just as nice ?
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Solomon Senxer 14 September 2019
Yeah! a nice re-read though!
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Dennis Go 03 December 2009
I believe the last line must be 'He took her with a sigh.'
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David Tuer 11 October 2018
Yes, that's the line I've always known, makes sense of the rest of the poem.
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Solomon Senxer 14 September 2019
And that's better!
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elly nelly 24 January 2008
ain't that the truth
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Kaycee Pallos 26 September 2017
Try substituting the feminine pronoun, as if from a woman's point of view. I believe you will see Blake was going for something much more transcendent than the macho perspective of taking a woman.
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Kaycee Pallos 26 September 2017
No, it is not the truth, and he would not be the poet he is had he written that drivel.
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