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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
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elly nelly 24 January 2008

ain't that the truth

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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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Solomon Senxer 14 September 2019

And that's better!

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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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