William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

The Angel

Poem by William Blake

I dreamt a dream! What can it mean?
And that I was a maiden Queen
Guarded by an Angel mild:
Witless woe was ne'er beguiled!

And I wept both night and day,
And he wiped my tears away;
And I wept both day and night,
And hid from him my heart's delight.

So he took his wings, and fled;
Then the morn blushed rosy red.
I dried my tears, and armed my fears
With ten-thousand shields and spears.

Soon my Angel came again;
I was armed, he came in vain;
For the time of youth was fled,
And grey hairs were on my head.


Comments about The Angel by William Blake

  • Kaniamudhu ShanmugamKaniamudhu Shanmugam (1/10/2020 1:42:00 AM)

    The Angel that came found me old and was disappointed(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/23/2019 5:21:00 AM)

    soon, very soon
    the angel come
    and take me away
    though sleeping..........(Report)Reply

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  • Varsha MVarsha M (5/12/2019 11:30:00 PM)

    Blessed to have such poets. Beautifully woven words that pierce the heart.(Report)Reply

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  • Alouwou Mandjah (4/25/2019 2:52:00 PM)

    Soon my Angel came again;
    I was armed, he came in vain;
    For the time of youth was fled,
    And grey hairs were on my head.
    William Blake(Report)Reply

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  • kesha (4/10/2019 12:33:00 PM)

    when was this poem written? ? ?(Report)Reply

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  • Clive (2/13/2019 1:59:00 AM)

    I dreamt a dream! What can it mean? And that I was a maiden queen, guarded by an angle mild, whistle woe ne’er beguiled.....(Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/10/2018 9:31:00 PM)

    So so beautiful poem.....so amazing thought.......(Report)Reply

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  • Rae SeagullRae Seagull (10/28/2018 11:33:00 AM)

    Beautifully written poem(Report)Reply

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  • Polytropos (9/30/2018 3:11:00 PM)

    I found this poem because it was read to an AI computer by a Japanese (mad) scientist in that weird Netflix series called MANIAC. Series 1, episode 2 a little more than 29 minutes into the episode. And the computer, who has a female 'personality', actually seems to like the poem. I think it's OK, but I admire other works of Blake (far) more.(Report)Reply

    Rasklolnikov(10/26/2018 7:48:00 AM)

    Just popped in to say Same here. I may like this poem more than you because I have more grey hairs. I suspect.

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/29/2018 11:08:00 PM)

    Soon my Angel came again;
    I was armed, he came in vain;
    For the time of youth was fled,
    And grey hairs were on my head.(Report)Reply

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  • Lusiana DeborahLusiana Deborah (5/1/2018 9:36:00 AM)

    I love to read this poems. great(Report)Reply

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  • Jake paul (4/8/2018 12:09:00 PM)

    It’s a good poem by William Blake, he should make a poem called everyday bro(Report)Reply

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  • hi678 (2/21/2018 10:11:00 AM)

    sorry didn't mean to do that(Report)Reply

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  • hi678 (2/21/2018 10:10:00 AM)

    Im sorry I did not mean to do that.
    I really like the poem and how William Blake describes the queen and the angel(Report)Reply

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  • hi678 (2/21/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi(Report)Reply

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  • Stephen LoomesStephen Loomes (2/21/2018 12:56:00 AM)

    Blake speaks of the loss of his youthful innocence as the shell of his ego sends his angel away.(Report)Reply

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  • Stephen LoomesStephen Loomes (2/21/2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Peter Ackroyd hang your head in eternal shame for writing a biography, the genius of William Blake, to defame, you are less than dust beneath his feet, your lack of comprehension is quite complete, and will be quite forgotten and your essay long forgotten as Blake walkks mystically to eternity upon his exquisite metered feet.(Report)Reply

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  • jakemahon (1/23/2018 5:24:00 AM)

    most epic poem ever in the world thank you william(Report)Reply

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  • Abdi Mohammed (1/9/2018 5:36:00 AM)

    most boring poem ever(Report)Reply

    Be Guile(1/12/2018 11:11:00 PM)

    you are the most boring poem ever

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 14, 2012


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