The Smile Poem by William Blake

The Smile

Rating: 4.8

There is a Smile of Love
And there is a Smile of Deceit
And there is a Smile of Smiles
In which these two Smiles meet

And there is a Frown of Hate
And there is a Frown of disdain
And there is a Frown of Frowns
Which you strive to forget in vain

For it sticks in the Hearts deep Core
And it sticks in the deep Back bone
And no Smile that ever was smild
But only one Smile alone

That betwixt the Cradle & Grave
It only once Smild can be
But when it once is Smild
Theres an end to all Misery

Monday, February 9, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: smile
Charity Nduhiu 31 August 2015

I like the smile of love. Nice thought

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* Sunprincess * 30 December 2015

.....a genuine smile is beautiful ?

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Bernard F. Asuncion 28 October 2016

You smile and the world smiles too You cry the saddest moan you shall find it's only you...... Congrats for being chosen.....

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Bisy Untan 28 October 2016

I like to smile a smile not of disdain.

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Edward Kofi Louis 28 October 2016

Taking a mile! Thanks for sharing.

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Chinedu Dike 28 October 2019

A poignant rendition nicely crafted with clarity of thought and mind. An insightful work of art.

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Michael Walker 28 October 2019

The subject of a person's smile is not really simple, as Blake implies.Most smiles express love and friendliness, but some men deceive with a smile. So true. The frown is always negative and signals rejection or incomprehension, which is annoying and hard to take. It has happened to me countless times. A true smile, however, ends all misery. A great poem.

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Tamara Beryl Latham 28 October 2019

A great poem by the wonderful poet William Blake. True classic poetry. : -)

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Andrew Blakemore 28 October 2019

Blake had a nice turn of phrase. Good poem

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Beryl Jacob 28 October 2019

'There is a smile of love' I liked this line is a loving poem.It really touched my heart.

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