Soft Snow

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1st reading:[1][edit]


Soft Snow

I walked abroad in a snowy day:
I ask'd the soft snow with me to play:
She play'd & she melted in all her prime,
[Ah, that sweet love should be thought a crime! del.]
And the winter call'd it a dreadful crime.

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2nd reading:[2][edit]


Soft Snow

I walked abroad in a snowy day
I askd the soft snow with me to play
She playd & she melted in all her prime
And the winter calld it a dreadful crime[3]

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Wikisource notes[edit]

  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 176.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 473
  3. Soft Snow
    Lined through vertically, but not extant elsewhere.
    4 And … crime] Ah that sweet love should be thought a crime 1st rdg del

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.