Talk:Nurse's Song (Blake, 1794)

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In this version of the poem, the Nurse's charges are dead and gone, she is grieving their memory, and addressing them in death. She now sees the "spring and day" of their youth as wasted because they did not consider the inevitability of their deaths nor prepare for it. The winters and nights of their childhood were, unknown to them then, mocking disguises prefiguring their current state.