Ah! Sun-flower

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Songs of Experience by William Blake
Ah! Sun-flower
This poem was published in Songs of Experience in 1794.

Ah, sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.