Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1826)/Songs of Experience/The Lily

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5484Songs of Experience — The LilyWilliam Blake

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat’ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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