To Nobodaddy

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From Notebook, p. 109, reversed. See also Songs and Ballads

32495Notebook 21. To Nobodaddy1793William Blake
Notebook 21 - To Nobodaddy
Why art thou silent & invisible,
Father of Jealousy?
Why dost thou hide thyself in clouds
From every searching Eye?

Why darkness & obscurity
In all thy works & laws,
That none dare eat the fruit but from
Thy wily serpent's jaws?
Or is it because Secrecy
Gains females' loud applause?

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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