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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
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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 more.it is a loving poem.It really touched my heart.
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Blessings Kondowe 28 October 2019
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 deep...
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Kumarmani Mahakul 28 October 2019
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.....so true and impressive. It is really a brilliant poem by William Blake.
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Kingsley Egbukole 28 October 2019
Different smile for different reasons and occasions. Beautiful poem.
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Aniruddha Pathak 28 October 2019
The Smile.. But when it once is Smild Theres an end to all Misery And there's only William Blake, really.
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Dr. antony theodore 28 October 2019
And there is a Smile of Smiles In which these two Smiles meet.. so very true.. tony
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