O Lapwing, thou fliest around the heath

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Notebook 15. "O Lapwing, thou fliest around the heath..."
by William Blake
From Blake’s Notebook (c.1793), p. 113 reversed. See also: Songs and Ballads.
Notebook 15 - "O Lapwng, thou fliest aroung the heath..."


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O Lapwing, thou fliest around the heath
Nor seest the net that is spread beneath.
Why dost thou not fly among the corn fields?
They cannot spread nets where a harvest yields.

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