The wild flowers song

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The wild flowers song
by William Blake
From Blake’s Notebook (c. 1793). See also: Songs and Ballads.


The wild flowers song


As I wanderd the forest
The green leaves among
I heard a wild flower[1]
Singing a Song

5 I slept[2] in the earth
In the silent night
I murmurd my fears
And I felt delight

In the morning I went
10 As rosy as morn
To seek for new Joy
But I met with scorn


c. 1793


Notes

The fragments of the poem were written on two different pages: 109 & 107 (reversed)

  1. "thistle" (deleted).
  2. "was fond" (deleted) — sometimes misread as "was found".