poet William Blake

William Blake

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Several Questions Answered

What is it men in women do require?
The lineaments of Gratified Desire.
What is it women do in men require?
The lineaments of Gratified Desire.

The look of love alarms
Because 'tis fill'd with fire;
But the look of soft deceit
Shall Win the lover's hire.

Soft Deceit & Idleness,
These are Beauty's sweetest dress.

He who binds to himself a joy
Dot the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's sunrise.


Submitted by Josh Horn

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (8/7/2019 9:07:00 PM)

    An original poem about love, its advantages and disadvantages.
    How often do you experience deceit by a woman you love?

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (7/23/2018 12:48:00 PM)

    ' He who binds.......Eternity's sunrise'..........Beautiful stanza!

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