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Poetical sketches by William Blake now first reprinted from the original edition of 1783/Love and harmony combine

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SONG.

LOVE and harmony combine
And around our souls entwine,
While thy branches mix with mine
And our roots together join.


Joys upon our branches sit
Chirping loud and singing sweet;
Like gentle streams beneath our feet
Innocence and virtue meet.


Thou the golden fruit dost bear,
I am clad in flowers fair;
Thy sweet boughs perfume the air,
And the turtle buildeth there.


There she sits and feeds her young,
Sweet I hear her mournful song;
And thy lovely leaves among
There is love; I hear his tongue.

There his charming nest doth lay,
There he sleeps the night away;
There he sports along the day
And doth among our branches play.


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