William Blake “A Poison Tree” Poem animation (YouTube)

William Blake “A Poison Tree” Poem animation (YouTube)

“A Poison Tree” is a poem written in 1794 by the poet William Blake as a part of his collection of poems, Songs of Experience. Although it is one of Blake’s less known poems, it is full of meaning and is sometimes considered to be one of his finest poems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-x87gWZKd8

 

A Poison Tree

BY WILLIAM BLAKE

 

I was angry with my friend; 

I told my wrath, my wrath did end.

I was angry with my foe: 

I told it not, my wrath did grow. 

 

And I waterd it in fears,

Night & morning with my tears: 

And I sunned it with smiles,

And with soft deceitful wiles. 

 

And it grew both day and night. 

Till it bore an apple bright. 

And my foe beheld it shine,

And he knew that it was mine. 

 

And into my garden stole, 

When the night had veiled the pole; 

In the morning glad I see; 

My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

 

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