William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

The Lily - Poem by William Blake

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat'ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

Topic(s) of this poem: rose

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2001

Poem Edited: Friday, January 2, 2015

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